“The Hidden Rainbow”

by Christie Matheson

All the colors of the rainbow are hidden in the garden, but can the little bee find them–with help from the reader? Christie Matheson, author of the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree, brings a garden to life in this bright, interactive picture book about the natural world–and our place within it.


WATCH and LISTEN to Christie Matheson read her new picture book The Hidden Rainbow:


SONG:  Rainbow (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

See the rainbow way up high,
Spreading colors in the sky.
Red and orange, yellow too
Green and purple hug some blue.
Watch it quickly, it won’t last.
Rainbows can disappear fast!


ACTION RHYME: Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue (tune: Head and Shoulders)

Red, yellow, green, and blue,
Green and blue.
Red, yellow, green, and blue,
Green and blue.
Orange, purple, brown, and black.
Red, yellow, green, and blue,
Green and blue.


ACTION SONG: Great Big Rainbow (tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

There’s a great, big rainbow
In the sky,
With pretty colors
Way up high.

When it starts to rain
And the sun comes out-
A beautiful rainbow
Will pop out!


TRY some of the rainbow-related activities Christie Matheson suggests at the end of the video! If you make a flower rainbow for your window, take a picture and let us know on our Facebook page!


COMPLETE this two-page printable activity (.pdf) from the publisher.


COLOR this R is for Rainbow coloring page from SuperColoring.com

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