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Snack: Rainbow Banana Arch

This snack is colorful and delicious!

Rainbows are one of nature’s greatest spectacles, and this activity is a fun way to talk about how the ordinary science of light and color is something really quite extraordinary – just like people are! Counting, stringing the fruit loops, and learning the rainbow spectrum (R.O.Y.G.B.I.V.) all come into play to make a delicious treat that is beautiful.


  • Pipe cleaner 
  • 2 large slices of banana 
  • Fruit Loops cereal 


  • String several fruit loops onto the pipe cleaner. 
  • Push one end of the pipe cleaner into the top of the first banana slice. 
  • Bend the pipe cleaner into an arch. 
  • Place the other end of the pipe cleaner into the second banana slice.
  • Enjoy your edible rainbow!


Literacy Connection:

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a surprising story of an extraordinary exclamation mark who learns that when you start small and embrace who you are, you can feel good about speaking boldly.