Rainbow with Pot of Gold
Motivate creative writing with a rainbow-themed design.
Sometimes students need a story starter like the Rainbow w/Pot of Gold to get their creative juices flowing.
Students can write a story describing what object or desire would be at the end of their rainbow. They can replace the pot of gold and draw what appears at the end of their rainbow as described in their story.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Adhesive foam dot, Cardstock or construction paper, Lined paper, Crayons or markers, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Rainbow w/Pot of Gold shape using six assorted colors of cardstock or construction paper. Leave a red rainbow whole.
- Trim away the top strip of the orange rainbow following the perforation. Place adhesive on the back, and layer to the red rainbow with the red strip showing on top.
- Trim away the strips on each succeeding color to show the colors beneath, and attach (Figure A).
- Die-cut the cloud using white paper. Place an adhesive foam dot on the back of the cloud, and attach to the decorated rainbow (Figure B).
- Die-cut the pot of gold using dark gray and yellow papers. Place an adhesive foam dot on the back of the cloud, and attach to the decorated rainbow (Figure C).
- Attach what the student would have at the end of their rainbow to the decorated rainbow, and adhere the completed rainbow to their story (Main Photo).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
- Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).