February 27, 2012

Watercolor Rainbows

Watercolor Rainbows artwork is a win win situation. It is easy, simple and fun to paint a watercolor rainbow and the end result is beautiful.

We made rainbows because of the letter ‘R’. Using the Starfall website we watched the letter sound ‘R’ animation and rainbow was one of them.

After some discussion, knowledge sharing, talking about our experiences with rainbows and looking at books with rainbows we decided to make our own. 

The students already knew how to work with watercolor paint so the technique was not a problem. To help them know which colors to use I projected a rainbow on the white board and I also made a model with their help. The key clue is to tell the students to start painting the rainbow at the bottom with the purple.

Here is the result. Twenty-two beautiful rainbows!

Today the students shared their rainbows with the whole group and they all received a well deserved round of applause. They were proud of their work as they should be.

The students decided to put their work in their portfolios.

Amelia Mello, M.Ed.

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