Outdoor Activities for Kids: Rainbow Chasing

Rainbow Chasing

With spring officially here visions of warm weather, soggy days and mud dance through our heads. On the vernal (or spring) equinox our little squirt and I went outside chasing rainbows. We were lucky enough to catch a rainbow as it began to fade and admire its brilliant colors.

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Rainbows are created when there are water droplets in the air that white sunlight shines through, typically after a rain. This bends the white light so that the spectrum is spread out and we see the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet colors that make up white light.

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This phenomena isn’t just interesting to adults and toddlers but also to infants. Pictured above are me and my little one with her being just 6 months old. We both stood outside for a while looking at the double rainbow visible over our back yard. By this time she was able to see farther away and the colors really caught her attention.

If you notice a rainbow, take some time to grab your kiddos and go out to enjoy it. They are only visible for a short period of time but they can make a difference in your little one for a long time!

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