How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow

To combat the dreariness this week, we’ve pulled out all the rainbow books we own. Maybe the crayons can save the weather in Michigan this week too.


After a falling out between the sun and clouds, a forgotten box of crayons saves the day by bringing color back to a dull and drab world. The sun and clouds soon makeup and harmony returns to the world, along with lots of little rainbows. The simple story line, easy color recognition, and happy ending are just right for my toddler.

Inspired by @thepaintedtoddler we pulled out the oil pastels, cotton balls and blue watercolor to create another rainbow masterpiece to brighten out art wall. We colored our rainbows, glued on cotton balls and then mixed up some blue liquid watercolor in a spray bottle to make some rain. The girls had a lot of fun adding rain showers to their pictures with the spray bottle; perfect for developing dexterity!


How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney, illustrated by Feronia Parker Thomas.

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