Rainbow Family Fun

Here’s a couple fun snacks to make and a science experiment to help your kids explore what the symbol of a rainbow could mean to them.  In our text today (Genesis 9:8-17) God places a bow in the sky as a reminder of the covenant God makes with all living things.  (This is important to bring up! ALL living things – not just Noah and his decedents.)  God will never again bring destruction of the world through water.

Rainbow Snack 1. Taste the Rainbow Snack!

Strawberries, an orange, apples (1 -red & 1 -green), blueberries, purple grapes, bananas and or marshmallows!

Rainbow Toast 2.  Rainbow Toast – using Milk Paint!

Needs – white bread, milk, food coloring, paint brushes, toaster

Pour a small amount of milk into small bowls and add a drop or two of food coloring to make the colors you would like.  Give out pieces of bread and have everyone use a paintbrush to design their bread.  When they are satisfied – put the bread in the toaster.  Enjoy!

Rainbow Science 3. Rainbow Liquid Density Experiment

Need:  food coloring, 1/2 c. corn syrup, 1/2 c. blue dish soap (Dawn), 1/2 c. water, 1/2 c. olive oil, 1/2 c. rubbing alcohol, spoon, measuring cup, and jar/bottle that will hold at least 2 1/2 c. of liquid.

Purple – Mix 1/2. c corn syrup with 1 drop of red coloring and 1 drop of blue coloring.  Pour into the jar.

Blue – slowly pour 1/2 cup of blue dish soap down the side of your jar.
Green – mix 1/2 cup water with 2 drops green food coloring.  Tip your jar and slowly pour the water down the side of the jar.
Yellow – slowly pour 1/2 cup olive oil down the side of the jar.
Red – mix 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol with 2 drops red food coloring.  Tip your jar and slowly pour the alcohol down the side of the jar.
While enjoying the final products you may spend some time wondering:  I wonder what your favorite part of the rainbow is?  I wonder how a rainbow makes you feel?  I wonder how a rainbow makes God feel?  I wonder how a rainbow reminds us of God’s promises to us and all of creation?
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