With many children around the world hanging rainbows in their windows as a sign of hope, we wanted to provide this giant printable rainbow template in various sizes for your to either decorate or paint/ colour and a rainbow writing booklet to go along with it. You can use the rainbow booklet to as a thank you card for front line or essential workers, to record your daily thoughts, to write a rainbow story or to detail how rainbows are made. Materials Coloured Rainbow Rainbow printable: 1 page: rainbow 1 page colour 4 page: rainbow 4 page colour 6 page: rainbow lines Decorating materials Blank Rainbow Blank rainbow printable: 1 page: rainbow 1 page bw 4 pages: rainbow 4 page bw 6 page: rainbow lines no colour Paints, crayons, markers, paint sticks etc. Rainbow Booklet Rainbow booklet printable rainbow writing Scissors Stapler Pencil, eraser Colouring materials We always find these items useful too: Directions Chose the size of rainbow that you would like based on your window or the space on your wall that you want to hang your rainbow. Print that size of rainbow. Coloured Rainbow Print the coloured rainbow. Glue items to decorate the different areas of each colour- pom poms, tissue paper, beads etc.- whatever you have on hand. We show you an idea to make a tissue paper rainbow craft. Allow to dry overnight. Trim the edges of your papers and then glue the pieces of your rainbow together. Have an adult help you to hang it up in your desired spot! Blank Rainbow Print the blank rainbow. Colour or paint it and allow it to dry overnight. Trim the edges of your papers and then glue the pieces of your rainbow together. Have an adult help you to hang it up in your desired spot! Rainbow Booklet Choose the cover that you would like for your booklet. We printed a front and back cover on cardstock so that they would be a bit more sturdy and then the lined pages on regular paper to record our thoughts. If you go with the narrative writing option, here is a story planning template that you might find helpful: story planner. We printed some extra copies of the writing pages so we could make a rough copy to have an adult edit with us, before writing a good copy. Cut out the good copy if you like and then staple the the left hand side of your rainbow together. Pin this idea Purpose Creating community. Writing for a variety of reasons. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision. Small decorating items such can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.