Katie, from Nebraska, in the United States, sent in this great rainbow letters and tracing idea. Let’s take a look at it…

What did you do?

This activity is fun and easy! All you do is write one letter of the alphabet in a color of the rainbow on a little cut up white piece of paper, repeat until you’ve written every letter.

Make sure to use a variety of rainbow colors. Then take a large white paper and write letters in random places in black marker. Mix up your rainbow letters and place them in a bowl.

Give your child markers in all the colors of the rainbow. They will choose a letter out of the dish, find it on the white paper, and trace it in the matching color.

You can be near and have your child read the letter to you before tracing or make the sound, but that part is not necessary if doesn’t work for you at that moment.

It was fun, easy, and a good way to practice handwriting, letter recognition, letter names, and sounds.

Do you have any other projects planned?

I have so many ideas and projects coming up! My mind is always thinking of new things to keep my little ones busy!

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

Hi! I’m Katie. I am a former elementary teacher that now stays at home with my two girls and baby boy. I am from United States. I love coming up with creative ways to keep my little ones busy. I try to add an educational twist to my activities.

Do you have any tips for other parents?

I think making the best of the situation is important. It’s not always easy being at home all the time, but it can be lots of fun! Keeping your kids busy can be easy & simple. It doesn’t always to be elaborate activities; it can be simple things using what you already have at home. Reading together is always a great thing to do!!

What are your family’s favourite board game(s)/card game(s)?

We love Go Fish, Candy Land, Old Maid, Memory, and Trouble.

What are your children’s favourite books?

They love Pete the Cat, Never Touch a Dragon, Mama Llama books, The Love Monster, Swimmy, If you Give a Moose a Muffin, and so many more.

What toys would you recommend to other parents?

I would recommend any open ended toys, so toys that can used in a variety of ways with creative & imaginative play.

Has this website and community helped you?

It is an awesome collection of creative and fun ideas!!