We are going to learn color words by moving in a preschool color hunt.
This preschool color hunt will begin the day with play and allow a little morning movement.
Just like going on a brisk walk fire up our thinking, so does hands-on learning for children. The more we get them moving, the more we can engage and explore new ideas.
And the truth is, doing so is easier to do than you may think!
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Color words are some of the first sight words your child will learn.
Wait. What is a sight word?
Simply put, a sight word is a word a child begins to recognize by sight. The child can automatically read the word because he has memorized the word.
But there is a catch!
You absolutely do not want to focus solely on sight words.
Sight words can be fun to teach, but again, they are based solely on memorization.
Is memorizing words the same as reading?
Yes. Children need to automatically recognize familiar words to spend the time needed to sound out new words. Here you will find the Dolch list of sight words for preschoolers.
The big picture:
School-aged children also need to have a solid phonics foundation when learning how to read.
This will be a precious tool to have as children continue to read longer and more complex texts. Take the time to understand your school’s program better and teach phonics in the classroom along with common sight words. Children need both.
And did you know that balancing can help children learn to read? Read how here.
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Let’s get this color hunt set up!
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Are you ready for these SUPER simple supplies?
Like most hands-on activities we set up, the supplies are kept simple. Here is our complete supply list.
I taped down my white paper roll to our breakfast table and added a simple title called, Find It!
Next, I added color words in the correct color for my four-year-old and wrote the color words in my almost Kindergartener’s black marker.
And who doesn’t love a checklist? This preschool color hunt includes just that.
Next to each color word, I added a box for the boys to check off the found color.
My boys knew they needed to:
Read the color.
Find the color.
Return with the color.
Check off the color.
This color word activity was a fun way to kick off our morning as I gathered food for breakfast and drank my hot tea to wake up. A win for all!
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We love color hunts!
Colors are so much fun for preschoolers to engage in! Be sure to check out 35+ color activities for kids.
Primary Color Hunt and Sort – a color movement game
Color Mixing with Paint – Messy sensory play
Pick a Color – A great game for under two.
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