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Rainbow Bread

by on Nov 24th, 2010

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Most kids enjoy painting and doing random art works. At most times, it is the only thing they want to do! Then again, a lot of kids also enjoy cooking. I think the fact that they are not yet allowed to do so on their own is what makes it more exciting for them. Painting and cooking; two great activities on their own. What more fun it would be if we could combine them. Well, who says we can’t?


My co-teacher and I were trying to come up with an art activity that involved food. We came up with a few but none gave us the feeling that “This was it.” Then suddenly, I remembered my preschool days and how my mom would often buy colorful bread for us to eat. I never knew what it was called but we used to call it Rainbow Bread. So finally, after several ideas, THIS IS IT!

What you need:

  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Food coloring (3 or more colors)
  • Small cups for the butter
  • Butter knives or plastic knives
  • Toaster oven (optional)
  • Sugar (optional)

STEP 1: Cut out small slices of butter and put them into separate containers.

STEP 2: Mix a drop or two of food coloring into the butter. The more colors, the better! Mix properly!

STEP 3: Let the kids start spreading the colorful butter on the bread! Let their imaginations take over!

STEP 4: You may toast the bread to make it taste even better and add some sugar afterward.



Other Rainbow themed activities:


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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