Chasing Rainbows

Lesson Type(s) Grade(s) Description
Arts & Crafts, Social-Emotional, Service K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Make a rainbow to put in your window to give people hope then go on a rainbow hunt.
Activity Prep Materials GGC Heart Badges
None. Colorful materials. Health,  General

INTRODUCE:

  • EXPLAIN: The COVID-19 virus means that a lot of people have to stay inside or close to home. It means you can’t see your friends, you can’t go to school, and you can’t go to fun places like parks, museums, or trampoline gyms. Sometimes, you might feel like a dark cloud is ruining your fun. The Global Game Changers superheroes fight a dark cloud called KRUMI, who spreads the disease of apathy, which makes people not care about other people.
  • ASK:
    • What would happen if we let Krumi defeat us and we stopped caring about other people?
    • Should we let Krumi defeat us? Should we stop caring about other people?
  • EXPLAIN: No! Now is a time we need to care more than ever. One way we can do something fun for ourselves and others is to create and search for rainbows.

EXPLORE:

  • EXPLAIN: Rainbows happen at the end of a storm, and are a symbol of hope. They’re a great way to defeat Krumi, because they help us remember that things will get better.
  • ASK:
    • Are you ready to make a rainbow?
    • What are the colors in a rainbow? (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue purple)
  •  INSTRUCT:
    1. Gather supplies from around your house to make your rainbow. It can be crayons, markers, or pencils and paper, pipe cleaners, chalk, paint, leaves, straws, beads, or more. Get creative!
    2. Make your rainbow. Red goes on the outside and purple on the inside.
    3. Try to make your rainbow big enough so people can see it when they walk by.
    4. Post your rainbow in your window so people can see it and feel hope!
  • EXPLAIN:
    • But that was just the first part of the task. Now, we get to have fun outside!
  • INSTRUCT:
    1. Together with an adult, go outside and see if you can spot more rainbows in windows. Count them!
    2. From a safe distance of 6+ feet away, invite others join the rainbow challenge by making and searching for rainbows.
    3. Check back later to see if more rainbows have appeared.

CONNECT:

  • DISCUSS: What other fun ways can you find to spread hope?
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