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Interactive Charts

Rainbow Colors poem: Learn the poem below. Read it to your children and write it on a chart. Have the children match same-color crayons to the color words in the poem. For more of a challenge, write the color words on index cards. Have the children match the color words on the index cards to the color words in the poem. You can also have them match photographs (glued on index cards and laminated) of the different things going on in the poem. For example, in the first stanza: match a photograph of light to the word "light"; "7" to "seven"; rain falling (in a photograph or drawing) to "rain"; and, so on.

Rainbow Colors by Sharon MacDonald

A rainbow of colors,
In the light, after rain.
There are seven of them,
And, each one has a name.

Red is the first
Rainbow color in the sky.
Orange is next
Like jack-o-lantern pie.

Yellow is the third,
Lemons come to mind.
Color four is green,
Think of grassy hills to climb

Blue is color five,
Like the water in a lake
The sixth is indigo
Blue-gray blends that you can make.

Violet is the color
Of the last rainbow band.
Violet is flowery;
Like the pedals in your hand.

So, wave your arms above you
Cast your colors high
And, try to make a rainbow
Across a cloudy sky

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