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Romping Around with Rainbow Ribbon Rings

We read this fun colorful book called, What Makes a Rainbow, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of Spring. This is a fun story showing how colors come together to make a rainbow. My daughter loves to turn each page and watch as the rainbow gets bigger and bigger with each new color added.

We celebrated this book by making our own Rainbow Ribbon Rings. We used shower curtain rings and scraps of ribbon, representing all colors of the rainbow. Then we tied each color to our ring in the order from the book as we read it. Now it’s a fun playful ring that my daughter dances around with.

We’ve also made these fun Ribbon Rings, wrapping them around the whole ring and leaving the ribbon long and flowing to play with. These would be great to make with all colors of the rainbow to celebrate the coming of Spring!


  1. I love this I have not seen this book before but we have been making
    Lots of these in my classroom we used the plastic bangle bracelets
    And when we have music and dance time we use these to dance with
    We call them ribbion dancers my teaching assistant calls them pom poms

  2. LOVE this book! It’s one of my daughter’s favorites, so I think we might try the rainbow ring idea to help her learn her colors!

  3. Cute idea to go along with the book! I have seen a taggie toy be made by just tying ribbon to a wooden ring. Very similiar to what you did here.

  4. Aww. My Mom bought this book for my son when he was a baby ! He loved it !!! It’s one of the ones I’ve kept in his ‘keepsake’ box to show him when he’s older ! Love the rings you’ve made to go along with it !!

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