Here is another "late" post of something we worked on during the week of St. Patrick's Day. Again, I've decided to post it because this concept could easily be adapted for use at any time of the year.
I took a large piece of poster board and sketched a rainbow onto it. Then I set up a little "cutting" station where the children could choose one strip of one color and cut it into small pieces. Then, they glued the cut pieces onto the rainbow in the appropriate arch.
Here is the cutting station: the blue basket is there to catch the small pieces of paper after they are cut.
The (very crudely drawn) rainbow...........
........close-up of the arches with color names written in.
Here is what the rainbow looked like when we first started it.
And here is what it looks like now that it's finished. It's still up in our classroom. I think we'll do something similar with a large Easter egg during April. The children enjoyed collaborating on this project, and it was something they could all do successfully!