Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program
Preparatory Curriculum
Adaptable for Ages 2 - 4
by Katrina Lybbert

Lesson 6

Weekly Theme  (Start Monday, continue with the theme all week)

This week's theme is RAINBOWS.  ~Rainbow Pictures/Printouts~

The vocabulary word is prism - a prism can be made out of glass or other clear material in a solid, sometimes triangular, shape.  When light passes through the prism it separates into the different colors of the spectrum/rainbow.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
What Makes a Rainbow? (Pop-Up) by Betty Ann Schwartz
A Rainbow of my Own by Don Freeman
All the Colors of the Rainbow by Allan Fowler
Rain by Robert Kalan
Huff and Puff's Hawaiian Rainbow by Jean Warren
Noah's Ark by Linda Hayward
Noah's Ark retold by Heather Amery (Usborne Bible Tales)
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Hawaii is a Rainbow by Stephanie Feeney

Poems that support the theme:

Rainbow Dream
by Katrina Lybbert

Red, orange, yellow, green,
Blue, indigo, violet dream;
A rainbow brightens the rainy sky,
With magical colors arching high.

Red, orange, yellow, green,
Blue, indigo, violet dream;
I'll look around each corner and bend,
Till someday I find the rainbow's end.

Songs that support the theme:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
The Rainbow Connection

Songs on the Kididdle's Site:

The Rainbow
Pretty Rainbow
Rainbow Song

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Prism jump!  Use a prism to shine colors into your room and on the wall.  Let your child jump to catch the colorful light.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Draw a rainbow!  On a blank sheet of paper help your child draw semi-circular lines, one on top of the other, to create a rainbow.  This does not have to be perfect.  Enjoy the color!

Or try some Rainbow Theme Crafts

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color red.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter F.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 6.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Humpty Dumpty.  Recite often!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses and all the King's men,
Couldn't put Humpty together again.


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