Discovery Table Week 5: Rainbow

We’ve been doing discovery table set-ups for just over a month now and this week’s rainbow theme is the winner so far! Zoey has constantly been at the table, playing with her Grimm’s rainbow people and building different structures with the rainbow. This table was also a hit with Harrison too, although he was slightly disgruntled that I changed the noticeboard whilst he was at school!

Speaking of the noticeboard, I’m really keen to find out how children in different countries learn their rainbow colours. We were always taught the acronym, Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain’ but I realise that might be a distinctly British thing!

So what’s on the table this week?

As always, nothing was bought especially for the theme, this is simply a matter of gathering together existing toys and books. Bringing different items to the forefront each week means that the toys we have retain their interest.

Grimm’s Goodies

 Santa brought the children lots of Grimm’s for Christmas – they are by far the most popular toys in our toybox. Here Zoey is using the rainbow as a slide. Notice that she’s matched the colours up!

A Basket of Buildables

 These edx rainbow people and Grimm’s rainbow people have offered a range of creative opportunities this week. 

Colourful Books

Books glorious books! Harrison has been reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ to his sister all week. The British Museum Colours book is also a great resource for early learners. 


The Book of the Week

‘All the Colours I See’ is our book of the week. I will be sharing this beautiful book over on Instagram stories. 

Play opportunities:

The rainbow table has provided so many opportunities for creative play. This sensory set-up with the Valentine’s rice was a particular favourite. 


If you want to check out more posts in the discovery table series, click on the links below:

Discovery Table Week 1: Baby Clinic

Discovery Table Week 2: The Alphabet

Discovery Table Week 3: The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Discovery Table Week 4: The Ocean Waves

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