It’s St. Patrick’s Bath Week!! Brought to you by In Lieu of Preschool / Parent Teach Play and Growing a Jeweled Rose / Bath Activities for Kids.
If you missed our Tricky Leprechaun Bath earlier this week, be sure to hop over and read about that bath first, because that is where a little leprechaun first appeared in our bathroom! He hung around all week playing tricks on the kids’ bath times, and they LOVED it!!
Mosaic Rainbow Art for Kids
The tricky leprechaun did it again!! This time, the leprechaun shattered a rainbow right into the kids’ bath. All that was left of the beautiful rainbow was shattered color fragments floating in the bath water and an outline of a rainbow drawn on the tub wall with bath crayons.
What the leprechaun didn’t realize was that he couldn’t get to his pot of gold if there was no rainbow, so he needed the kids help to get the rainbow put back together!!
The kids immediately LOVED all the colored foam pieces floating in the bath. It was definitely the most colorful bath we’ve done!!
I have it on good authority that this bath time can be done VERY cheaply if you save your bits and pieces of scrap foam from other craft projects. Leprechauns are thrifty, too!
Lilah noticed a coconut smell immediately when she hopped into the tub. ”What’s that yummy coconut smell, Mommy?” So, I thought I’d also pass on the fact that I noticed my coconut extract was missing from my kitchen cabinet. That leprechaun!! He sure knows how to make bath water smell delicious! And he had dyed the water a bright blue with neon food coloring, too.
The kids got right to work matching the foam colors to the drawn rainbow.
I read the color words to them multiple times and talked to them about how rainbows are always the same color and the colors are always in the same rainbow order. I even sat on the edge of the tub to help them a little with their art project. It was so fun and colorful!!
When we got the rainbow all pieced back together mosaic-style…
…the kids immediately grabbed all the gold coins sitting around the tub and gave them to the leprechaun. It was so cute!
And of course they got silly, too!
I absolutely LOVE how the mosaic rainbow art turned out.
Isn’t it lovely??
This idea is easily adaptable to the classroom as well!! You could use foam, a spray bottle, and a whiteboard to recreate a similar activity, or use colored scraps of paper to create a paper rainbow.
I was excited to hear my almost 5 year old proudly proclaim he was using “rainbow colors” on an independent drawing project he was working on a few days after our mosaic rainbow bath time. I just love it when play = learning.
Stay tuned for another St. Patrick’s Day bath to come this week!!
Now be sure to hop over to see Bath Activities for Kids’ Rainbow Science Bath!! So cool!
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And be sure to check out my 100+ St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids post!! So much fun!!
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