Outdoor color hunt was one of the first activities we played.
It’s true! Outdoor color hunt is also one of the first activities we have ever played on this little corner of the web. Look how little my oldest is. – pinch me. I cannot belive how my toddler has grown.
Since this post, we’ve played many more activities to learn color. Here are all our ways to play with color wrapped up in one fantastic list.
Have your preschooler step outside to see all of the glorious colors of nature. As you find different items, place the objects in the box according to color.
Like most collection activities, your preschooler may fill the box and then dump the box. Do not let this discourage you. Play-based learning does not need to have a specific ending point. If your preschooler dumps the box and is finished, then you can revisit it at a later date.
Extensions for your preschooler:
- count the objects
- compare which object has more or less
- google the images to discover the names of what you found
- rip the plants in half to practice matching them back
- place paper over the plants and rub a crayon to imprint on paper
- watercolor what your preschooler has found
- make a map of where each plant came from