Picture Book Project: Planting a Rainbow

Picture Book Project: Planting a Rainbow

Last fall we decided to plant ourselves a rainbow. After being inspired by the book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, we started to diligently plan for our homegrown rainbow.

We planted Tulips in Red and Orange. Next came the Yellow Daffodils. The beautiful leaves provided us with an abundance of Green. Blue Grape Hyacinths brought us a touch of blue. Our Indigo came from Purple Sensation Alliums and our Violet was brought to us by Fragrant Hyacinths.

It was so much fun keeping track of the colors as they blossomed. We thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of our labor…


With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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