Rainbow Drawing

Age Frame: Kindergatern – Grade 3

Time Frame: 25 minutes

Overview: After reading a book such as The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister or The Rainbow Tulip by Pat Mora, you can create your own rainbow.  Think about the many colors that make up a rainbow as you use your imagination to draw a unique picture!


  • White paper
  • Many colors of colored pencils (so you can make a rainbow!)
  • Black crayons
  • Tooth pick


  1. Cut the piece of paper in half.

  2. Using colored pencils, color the whole piece of paper with various colors so it resembles a rainbow.

  3. After the entire paper is colored with colored pencils, color over the entire paper with black crayon.  You will want to press down with the crayon so it is a thick layer.  It may be difficult to completely cover the colors, so don't worry if the colored pencil shows through!

  4. Now you will use the toothpick as if it were a pencil.  Use it to scrape away the layer of black crayon as you create a picture.




http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_n3vOgs9onbI/TB0JmoW4oMI/AAAAAAAAEa4/rMJp-KVrw04/s1600/rainbow_fish.jpgThe Rainbow Fish

 By Marcus Pfister

This book is about The Rainbow Fish who is “the most beautiful fish in the ocean. But he is proud and vain and none of the other fish want to be his friend - until he learns to give away some of his most prized possessions.”  Children between preK and grade 3 will enjoy this book while learning the importance of sharing with others.



http://i43.tower.com/images/mm102137029/rainbow-tulip-pat-mora-hardcover-cover-art.jpgThe Rainbow Tulip

 By Pat Mora

“Stella loves her family and her Mexican heritage, but she doesn't always like being different from the other kids at school. Now her class is going to dance around the Maypole at the school's May parade, and Stella wants her tulip costume to be special, even if she won't look like the other girls at school. Sometimes being different can be exciting.  This touching story that celebrates diversity is based on author Pat Mora's mother's childhood and is brought to life by Elizabeth Sayles's evocative paintings.”