RainbowsRainbows always make kids smile.  We can all remember running outside after a good rain to look for a rainbow.  Many adults still marvel over seeing a rainbow.  Ava and the Rainbow (who stayed) written and illustrated by Ged Adamson is a new picture book in the Youth Services department.  Published in 2018, Ava and the Rainbow (who stayed) is sure to be a favorite.


Ava and the Rainbow (who stayed) reinforces how special it is to experience a rainbow.  Your child will understand if rainbows are around all the time they wouldn't be a rare and precious sight.  After enjoying this book, your child can make this mosaic rainbow.  This craft requires items that can be found around the house and will keep your child occupied for a long time period of time.  The end result is a beautiful rainbow your family can enjoy.


  • Construction paper (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green,Blue, Indigo, Violet and White)
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Cut small squares in all of the colors except white
  2. Starting with red, glue the red square in a large half circle in the white paper.
  3. Continue to glue the squares in the order indicated above below the red squares (the half circles will continue to get small and smaller.
  4. Cut a sun shape out of the yellow construction paper and glue above the finished rainbow
  5. Your rainbow should have great dimension with all of the squares (Use the pic as your guide if needed)

Hopefully Spring will bring some beautiful rainbows!

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