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Monday, April 9, 2012

Rainbow Brace Map

Rainbows are fun to explore during St. Patrick's Day. We had fun this week making Rainbow Brace Maps. Here is how we made them:
Painting the Rainbows
  • I gave them each a large piece of finger painting paper.
  • They folded the paper in half.
  • Unfold the paper so that you can see the crease.
  • Using foam paint brushes, paint a rainbow above the crease and another rainbow below the crease.
  • Let it dry.
Making the Large Rainbow Brace Map
  • Cut out the title and the rainbow.
  • Glue them on the left side of the paper.
  • Next, glue the brace to the right of the rainbow.
  • Cut a second rainbow into the different arcs.
  • Glue each arc onto the right side of the paper.
  • Label each arc with the color.
When making the brace map, be sure and explain how the brace map shows the "whole" on the left side of the paper. On the right side of the brace map are the "parts."
Making the Student Brace Maps
  • Once the rainbows are dry, invite the children to cut out one of their rainbows and glue it to the left side of their paper.
  • Now, cut out the second rainbow, cutting each arc separately.
  • Glue each of the separate arcs on the right side of the paper.
  • Add the labels for each of the arcs.
The Brace Map is in this unit:

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Becky said...

Soo cute!!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing!! Can't wait to add this to my rain/ rainbow unit.

Jackie said...

Aren't there 7 colors in the rainbow? ROY. G. BIV.

Kim and Megan said...

Hey Jackie! I left out indigo. It was a little hard to explain so I just decided for what I was doing it would be ok to leave it out. Feel free to add it in if your kiddos are up to it! :)

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