Rainbow Names

There’s no word on the planet that my 3.5 year old loves spelling more than his name. Recently, he became extremely motivated to learn how to write it too.

Like most things, I knew that he would need plenty of practice before he would master his new skill so to make writing and rewriting a little more fun, I invited him to create a rainbow with the letters of his name. The activity was simple to prep and so motivating to play.

Rainbow Names {Playdough to Plato}

To start, I wrote his name in large yellow letters and added a green dot at the top of each one so that he’d know where to place his crayons first.

Then I invited him to trace each letter with the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple crayons I pulled out of the box. First he used the red crayon …

Rainbow Names {Playdough to Plato}

Then the orange one …

Rainbow Names {Playdough to Plato}

And so on until he’d used all six colors to create his rainbow name. So simple and colorful, isn’t it?!

Rainbow Names {Playdough to Plato}

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    Awesome job. The video with the science activiy is great but how it connects with the raimbow names activity?


    • Ashley

      Hi David,
      The videos that pop up are just recent videos from our site and not necessarily related to the post in which they appear.
      Hope that makes sense.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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