How to Fetch a Rainbow

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  • Several sheets of ruled paper  
  • pen  
  • hole punch  
  • paper fasteners


What to do

1. Tell the children that you would like to have a rainbow. Ask them if they can think of ways you could get one. (For any five-year-old, this is not impossible!)

2. Write down each child's idea.

3. Punch a hole in each page and attach them together with paper fasteners.

4. If possible, make copies for each child and present them at the end of the school year. If not, display the book on parent/teacher conference day.

Author Note: Following are some samples from my own classes:

"A pilot can bring it back next time he lands."
"My dad has a very long ladder and he can unhook it from the sky. My dad can do anything."
"You have to wait until it comes to your garden."
"When you see the rainbow, sneak outside and grab a small piece and put it in your pocket."
"You can't have a rainbow because it's nailed to the clouds."


-Ingelore Mix, Gainesville, VA

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