We’re a little sad to be reaching the end of our Rainbow Covenant series, but definitely excited as we think of what’s coming up next! This last section of the Rainbow Covenant stretches over eight weeks (it runs in parallel with our academic lessons) and we are anticipating many nature walks as we search for each rainbow colour in nature!
But before we jump into the individual colours, we began this lesson by reflecting on how different colours can stir up different feelings. Red is quite a dramatic colour and can stir up feelings of boldness and confidence, pride and anger. Blues and greens are easy on the eyes and create tranquil environments of peace and calmness. Yellow reminds us of sunshine and can be uplifting, vibrant and cheerful. And so the list goes on! I found a ‘Colour Ideas‘ brochure/booklet by our local hardware store. We went through it together and noticed how the different colours were used in different rooms to create different effects.
All the notes I used for today’s lesson, can be downloaded from this pdf and fall under the section entitled ‘Day 8’. Because this lesson runs over eight weeks and not one day, we are combining all eight weeks into one post.
On week 1 we started with the first colour: white. For each colour we have used four pages in our workbook and tried to follow roughly the same layout:
Page 1 and Page 2
On page 1, we stuck in our colour ‘theme’ page which is the page from the rainbow covenant workbook notes pdf.
On page 2, we drew a picture of where the colour can be found in the sanctuary. We happen to have an excellent book on the sanctuary called ‘The Sanctuary Cross’ by Merrill Evans.
We enjoyed learning how colours were used in the sanctuary with supporting bible verses.
We drew in our workbooks where in the sanctuary, this colour could be found.
Then using a topical word study book or a concordance (whichever works best!), we looked up our colour and found bible verses that gave us a meaning for that colour. For example, ‘wash me and I shall be whiter than snow’ signifies white is a pure clean colour. We also tried to think of what would be the opposite meaning of the word.
Page 3 and Page 4
On pages 3 and 4, we tried to find this colour in nature and either take a photo of it that we could stick in our books or stick the actual item into our books. Magazines also work great here.
We also tried to think of a hymn which used this colour. For example the colour red is associated with blood and immediately the hymn ‘Power in the Blood’ pops into mind.
Here are some of our favourite nature photos:
And that brings us to the end of this series of posts on the Rainbow Covenant book. We’ve enjoyed it, but actually we’re really excited to get stuck into the academic lessons. 🙂
I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating at this stage:
Before beginning Lesson 1 of the academic lessons, it is important to take a look at the Sonlight booklet Spelling from the Scriptures. Lessons 1 -> 13 contain spelling lists that are used to make spelling cards and the instructions for making these spelling cards are in this booklet. As the teacher, you can go through it by yourself or, if you choose, much of this booklet can be done with your children. This booklet continues with the rainbow theme, so it is great to use after doing the ‘Rainbow Covenant’ and before starting Lesson 1. To learn more about this booklet, you can also take a look at this post which gives more detail and even takes you through making a spelling card step-by-step
How was your experience with the Rainbow Covenant? What was your favourite part? We always love to hear from you – share with us in the comments below!
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