Do you look for rainbows in the sky after rain? Have you ever tried to count the colours in a rainbow? What if the vibrant colour palette of rainbows paints your ice cream? Well, a little girl, Nancy, had a similar wish. She wished to have ice cream as colourful as a rainbow. Let us now read the story of Nancy and how she got her rainbow ice cream.
Once upon a time, in a village in Italy, there lived a little girl Nancy with her mother. Nancy’s mother worked on a farm far away from their home. They had three little lambs. Nancy played with them every day after returning from school. On weekends her mother used to make delectable ice creams and popsicle sticks for Nancy. There wasn’t a colour or flavour of ice cream that Nancy had not tasted from her mother’s kitchen.
One summer day Nancy dreamed of having a very soft colourful ice cream, quite different from the ice creams that her mother used to make. There were so many colours of ice cream topped onto the crispy cone that Nancy had never seen before. She woke up and went to her mother to tell her about the dream.
Nancy said, “Mamma, Mamma, I dreamed of a creamy colourful ice cream today. It had many colours. Will you please make me one?”
Her mother smiled and replied, “Of course, I will make a sweet, creamy, and colourful ice cream for you today. Tell me which colours do you want on your ice cream?”.
Nancy thought of violet and told her mother to make an ice cream of violet colour. Her mother made one for her. She said, “Nancy, here’s your violet ice cream.” When Nancy saw it she told her mother that it only had one colour, and asked her if she could add another colour to it.
Image of Nancy’s violet ice cream
Her mother took the ice cream back to the kitchen and made another scoop of a different colour. She added a scoop from the new ice cream and called out Nancy to come and see her colourful ice cream. When Nancy saw it, she said, “Oh Mamma, it is cool and creamy, but it has only two colours, Violet and Indigo. Will you please add one more colour?”.
Her mother took it back and added one more colour of ice cream to it. She said, “Look, Nancy, your ice cream is now more colourful.” Nancy saw her ice cream and said, “Oh Mamma, it’s so nice, but it has only three colours now, Violet, Indigo, and Blue. Can you please add one more colour?”.
Her mother said, “Sure Nancy, let us try one more colour and make it better.”. She made one more colour of ice cream and added it to the cone. She called out for Nancy and showed her the new ice cream. Nancy was still not satisfied, it was still not the ice cream that she dreamed of. She said, “Oh Mamma, it is so pretty but it has only four colours, Violet, Indigo, Blue, and Green.” She requested her mother to make it more colourful.
Image of Nancy’s ice cream with four colours Violet, Indigo, Blue, and Green
Her mother took it back and made another scoop of ice cream of a new colour. She added a scoop from the new ice cream to Nancy’s cone. She said, “Nancy, your ice cream is now more colourful, come and see it.”. On seeing the ice cream, Nancy said, “Oh Mamma, it looks amazing but it still has only five colours, Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, and Yellow. Can you please make it more colourful?”.
Her mother said, “Okay Nancy, I will make it more colourful.”, and took it to the kitchen. She made yet another different hue of ice cream and added it to the colourful ice cream in the cone. She called out for Nancy to come and see her ice cream. Nancy saw the ice cream and said, “Oh Mamma, it is so nice, there are six colours, Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Orange. Is there any way that you can make it more colourful?”.
Her mother knew the next colour to add to the ice cream, so she took it into the kitchen at once. She made an ice cream of new colour and added it to the cone. She added some sugar and colourful sprinkles to it. “Nancy, here’s your colourful ice cream. Come and see.”, she called out.
Image of a rainbow ice cream
Now, this time Nancy was overjoyed to see the ice cream, it was just like the one she had dreamed of. She said, “Wow! This is an amazing Mamma, just like the ice cream I dreamed of. It looks as colourful as a rainbow. It has seven colours, Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red.”. Her mother said, “Yes my dear Nancy, it looks just like a rainbow. I am so happy that you liked it.”. Nancy snuggled up with her mother in her swing and devoured the cool creamy rainbow ice cream of her dreams.
In the above ice cream story, Nancy learned the seven colours of a rainbow with the ice cream of her dreams, and so do we. Kids often are more interested in learning about new things through stories and poems. Also, when they learn through stories, they tend to remember the facts for longer. There are many amusing short stories for kids in English that introduce various components of nature. So let your kids learn in an easy way and enjoy knowing new things through amusing stories and poems.
1. How many colours are there in a rainbow?
There are seven colours in a rainbow. They are Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red. This is a reverse order of the colours of a rainbow, that is, you will find red at the top of a rainbow and violet at the bottom of it. The colours in a rainbow appear in the order, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.
2. Why do rainbows occur in monsoons?
When the sunlight passes through a water droplet, it splits into a band of seven colours. This band of seven colours is the rainbow that we see in the sky. We can find rainbows in the monsoons, as it is essential for white light or sunlight to pass through water droplets of rain to create a rainbow in the sky.