Junior Sprouts – April 9th

Hello Friends! Today we’re going to explore something that we can see in the sky sometimes, on a day when it’s rainy and sunny at the same time. It’s very colourful. Can you think of what it is?

A rainbow! We’re going to learn about rainbows today!


Our very own Nature School Teacher Mrs. Melanie made this video of her and her daughter singing about rainbows! Have a look:

Thanks Mrs. Melanie and Leah!


Have you ever wondered where rainbows come from? Why do we only see them on days when it’s sunny and rainy? Why do they always have seven colours?

This video answers some of those questions:


Wow! I learned lots of things about rainbows and light from that video. Did you learn something? Tell someone in your family one thing that you learned from the video.

After I watched that, I wanted to draw a rainbow! Maybe you can make one too? Remember to add 7 colours and label them (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet).

Have an adult take a photo of your rainbow and send it to me cderksen@sproutsacademy.ca, so I can share it here for your friends and teachers to see!


I found a wonderful book called Encyclopedia of Rainbows by Julie Seabrook Ream, that shows so many ways to make a rainbow! Here are some of my favourites:

Have a look around your house, what can you use to make a rainbow? I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Make sure to send me a picture!


You can also conduct a science experiment at home to make your own rainbow using water and food colouring. Have a look at the video below, and give it a try!


Think back a few days to when we were learning about gardens. Can you remember? Mrs. Erin thought you would like to hear this story about a garden…and the author is named Peter Brown!

What was your favourite part of the story? Can you tell someone in your family about it?

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