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This A Rainbow of My Own book companion is designed for use with grades K-2. Engage your students with activities that go along with this story by Don Freeman.
Book companions are a great resource to have on hand to supplement your read-alouds. These worksheets are engaging and educational, and they are designed to help your students dive deeper into the story.
In A Rainbow of My Own, a small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.
This book features bright illustrations and one or two lines of text on each page. Preschoolers and lower elementary students will enjoy this book as a read-aloud.
Kindergarteners and first graders may be able to read it independently. With just 32 pages, it’s a pretty short but engaging read.
If you don’t have a copy of A Rainbow of My Own on hand, you can show the video below to your kids before moving onto the activities.
A Rainbow of My Own Book Companion
These print-and-go A Rainbow of My Own printables are perfect for early elementary grade students. They’ll love digging into the story with these activities and graphic organizers.
There are many different rainbow books for children, and these worksheets can be used with all of them.
In addition to the worksheets, you can incorporate videos and hands-on activities within your unit study.
Language Arts Activities
• Fact vs. Fiction – Discuss the difference between fact and fiction. Rainbows are real, but obviously, we can’t slide down one. Can your kids compare real rainbows and the one shown in the book?
• Compound words – Do your students know what compound words are? They are words formed by joining two smaller words into one large word. This story is full of them… rainbow, outdoor, raincoat, peacock, something, indoors, inside, and goldfish.
• Sequencing – Use these free printables to sequence what happens when you see a rainbow.
• Rainbows – Teach your students about rainbows. Share a few books about rainbows to show how rainbows are formed.
• Crystals – Learn how to grow rainbow crystals for a fun STEM experiment to do alongside this story.
Just for Fun
• Fill a bin with rainbow rice and colored toys for a fun rainbow-colored sensory bin.
• Show your students how to make a LEGO rainbow.
• Serve up some tasty Rainbow Puppy Chow made with a Sweet Tart Twisted Rope candy!
• This rainbow card craft is sure to brighten someone’s day.
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of rainbow picture books that your kids are sure to enjoy!
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click the title to purchase them on Amazon.
Planting a Rainbow | This enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.
Rainbow Colors Peekaboo! | This colorful board book is perfect for infants who love playing peekaboo. Your child will be filled with delight as they pull back the flaps to reveal exciting surprises.
Rainbow | What is that colorful arc in the sky? It is a rainbow. Rainbows are always pretty to look at, but where do they come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of rainbows…
A rainbow of my own book companion
This ten-page mini book companion is designed to help your students dive deeper into the book. In this pack, you’ll find the following activities:
• Graphic Organizers – There are a few graphic organizers included in this book companion. There is one for discussing story elements (characters, setting, and events), sequencing, summarizing the story, and retelling the main events. Pick and choose the ones you need for your lessons.
• Writing Prompt – If you were a rainbow, where would you hide?
• ABC Order – Write eight words from the story in alphabetical order.
• Rainbows – There is a can/have/are recording page for kids to write about rainbows.
• Syllables – Children will name objects from the story and mark the number of syllables in the word.
• Compound Words – Identify the pictures in each set. Write the name of each picture to form a new compound word. There is a word bank to work from.
This wooden rainbow sewing kit is a great way to to have older preschoolers work on their fine motor skills.
Toddlers and younger preschoolers will strengthen hand-eye coordination with this wooden rainbow stacking toy.
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