INSIDE: Cheerios Brown Rainbow Craft is a fun and easy fine motor rainbow craft for kids using cheerios! It is also a great way to talk about different skin tones.
Talking about Race
When it comes to talking to kids about race, its always better to be explicit in what you are talking about and to be specific. Activity such as this Cheerios rainbow can be confusing or not be as impactful if we aren’t explicit in our intention with your child is doing the activity.
Begin by noticing all the different colours of the cheerios. Name each colour and compare them to your own skin colour by naming. Naming the colours is important as well. You want to avoid using one skin tone as a base line and them referring to other colours as darker skin tone or lighter skin tone.
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How to Create A Brown Cheerio Rainbow
- Grab your markers or crayons in different shades of brown and start by letting them draw a brown rainbow. They can draw the colour in any order the choose. I purposefully made our rainbow with out a pattern.
- Then have then choose a cheerio that best matches the brown in the rainbow. There cheerio box only has about 3 or 4 different shades of brown and there are of course far more than that so just let your child choose the one that best matches the brown in the rainbow and its ok if a cheerio colour is used for more than one different shade of brown.
- Start creating your rainbow using the cheerios and attaching them using glue.
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- Multigrain Cheerios
- Multicultural Marker or crayons
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.
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