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Flannel Friday Inspiration Post: Magical Rainbow Stew

March 9, 2012

Love this fun flannel from Stortyime ABC’s. When I saw it, I knew it was a perfect activity to give my Lunch pieces extra mileage. And, like almost every library, we’ve got some of those cauldrons from various Halloween and Harry Potter programs. So all I needed was the rainbow pieces and, voilà!, the story of the Magical Rainbow Stew.

Take an apple
Put it in the pot
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out. What will it be?
The prettiest red you ever did see.

Stirring Rainbow Stew

Repeat with orange, yellow, green, blue and violet fruits or vegetables and rainbow pieces. As you can see I went for ignored indigo and my stew probably would taste pretty horrible (unless you are the mouse in Lunch) if it wasn’t transformed into a magical rainbow. Here are all the ingredients and the final result:

Rainbow Stew

Update: Extended version for St. Patrick’s Day in which the rainbow turns into the leprechaun’s gold.

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11 thoughts on “Flannel Friday Inspiration Post: Magical Rainbow Stew

  1. jane says:

    This is wonderful…and you are right…I already have many of the pieces….and oh, how the kids love rainbows! thanks for posting this!

  2. Maureen says:

    What a fun and interactive story.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I’m going to use it this week.

  3. Thank you for the mention! This activity is always very popular ~ with all age ~ including the parents! LOL!

    I love the idea that you repurposed your flannel pieces from Lunch. I will be doing the same the next time I share that book at a storytime. 🙂 Switching the types of food to fit the ones in the story will be a new twist. A Rainbow Stew with fruits and vegetables ~ hmmmm… Wonder how it would taste. :-/

  4. Maureen says:

    Thanks again for this poem.
    If you want you can see my version here

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  7. Very cute idea! I have a new book coming out in April that you might want to add to your program: “Rainbow Stew” from Lee & Low Books.

    Happy Reading,
    Cathryn Falwell

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