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Rainbows

on March 15, 2012

Are you counting down to St. Patrick’s Day like we are?

I just love a reason to make each day extra fun with my trio.

I love it even more when a simple craft can turn into a Bible lesson!

We’ve made a lot of colorful RAINBOW crafts this week and while talking to my kids about what colors rainbows are made of and where they come from, we ended up reading about the very 1st rainbow in Genesis.

You can read the entire story of Noah and the Flood starting in Genesis 6 but in chapter 9, God blesses Noah and makes a covenant with him that He will never flood the entire earth again.

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my RAINBOW in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth… Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” – Genesis 9:12-15

With all this rain we are experiencing, this verse is a comfort, isn’t it?

We started out our Rainbow lesson with this craft in mind but the end result was this:

This masterpiece was inspired by the verses I shared above about Noah’s Ark and God’s Rainbow.

The kids giggled as I painted their little hands like a Rainbow:

Then we stamped a few shaped sponges to make the ark, sun, and clouds and used our fingers to make raindrops. What a fun, simple lesson about God’s promises that my trio will be sure to remember!

Here are a few of our other Rainbow projects:

RAINBOW COOKIES

K enjoyed helping me make a surprise treat for Daddy and brother. We simply made a batch of sugar cookies and decorated them with M&M’s. Don’t they look yummy!

They were so easy that you really don’t need instructions but you can find the original post here.

RAINBOW NECKLACE

If you have leftover fruit loops from this Rainbow craft that I shared yesterday, then grab some yarn and string them up for a cute Rainbow necklace!

A perfect splash of color to wear on St. Patty’s Day!

You can find this idea along with several more Rainbow craft ideas here.

PAINTING RAINBOWS WITH TOY CARS

And finally, this last Rainbow craft was a hit!

We simply grabbed some paint and a toy car in each color of the rainbow. Roll the red car through the red paint and create an arch on the paper. Then continue with the rest of the colors until you have a complete Rainbow. How easy is that!

The kids had a blast with this and made several Rainbow paintings each. So fun!

Again, not my original idea. Check out the post here for complete instructions.

Next time you see a Rainbow, remember this:

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”- Genesis 9:16

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One response to “Rainbows

  1. Jeanene says:

    So fun to watch the progress of your projects with the kids! I happened to remember how you and your mom made shapes for printing/stamping by carving potato halves…that was something I remembered doing looong ago when I was in kindergarten :).
    I love the enjoyment you have in using simple things to have fun with the children and how you “make the most of every opportunity” to teach them God’s Word. This gramma is very thankful for you :).
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!…jeanene

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