Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 | Resources

Moonbear’s Skyfire

Suggested Age: 4-6 Years Old

Submitted by Joyce Garrigus, Retired Librarian, Hawaiian Mission Academy

Book: Moonbear’s Skyfire by Frank Asch

When Moonbear sees his first rainbow, he thinks the sky is on fire in this charming reissue of a beloved classic by award-winning author and illustrator Frank Asch. When Moonbear looks out his window and sees a rainbow for the first time, he’s sure the sky is on fire. He is determined to put out the skyfire, but Little Bird has other ideas.


  • Paper plate
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet markers
  • Scissors


  1. Cut a paper plate in half.
  2. Draw the bands of the rainbow on the paper plate. Make sure to put them in the correct order: red (on the outside), orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and then violet.