April 3rd is National Find a Rainbow Day so it’s time for a simple scavenger hunt at the Children’s Library!
Several weeks ago we had a “Colorlicious Celebration” and we had a fun scavenger hunt where we hid colored dots around the library and the children were supposed to find a dot and then color the arc of the rainbow with the color that they found. Well, that was the theory. I underestimated the OCD-nature of many children and most made sure to follow the ROYGBV order – ignoring all other colored dots until they found the right colored dot for the proper order in the rainbow. It ended up being a hoot watching kids aggressively ignoring the blue dot while seeking the orange one
For National Find a Rainbow Day we’re hiding the fully-colored rainbows (as seen below) around the library (14 total) and will have each child either find as many rainbows as his/her age, or find as many as they possibly can. The younger crowd likes the age tie-in, and the older crowd tends to be a bit more competitive. We generally give out stickers as prizes which seem to go over pretty well.
Please click on any of the images above (except the top one – that’s the jpeg I made for the library’s website so it’d be blurry if you try to enlarge it and print it off) to get a printable pdf for your own use and spread the rainbow fun!