This primary color indoor hunt screams, play with me!
Color hunts are bright, colorful, and engages young learners like no other. Not to pick favorites, but this primary color indoor hunt is just the best.
Once my preschoolers were able to identify the colors red, blue, and yellow, this primary color activity was ON. And I am here to share it with the world. Yup, it’s that good!
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Why is this color hunt for preschool so important?
By Kindergarten, children using the Common Core will sort and classify objects into given categories.
We can begin to familiarize our preschoolers with math vocabulary, such as sorting and classifying at home!
Try to add these two words to your daily conversations today:
Let’s see if we can sort these red and green apples by color.
Where would you classify this BIG sticker?
Oh, I see. You are sorting by color! How did you know that the counting bear went on this line here?
How did you know that the blue slipper gets classified with the other blues?
See that? Color activities typically begin with everyday items you already own. Toddler activities are best kept simple to invite ways to play through learning!
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Learning and sorting colors begin with movement and play.
When early learners can learn through play, their guard is down, and they are more willing to take risks.
Learning through movement and play is the magic we need!
Kids need the chance to play risk-free and expand on prior knowledge. They also need a chance to make decisions based on the world around them.
Early learners MUST have a chance to dive deep into play prompts to advance fully! We can implement play activities for kids at home!
Let’s set up this primary color indoor hunt.
Layout a large piece of white paper.
Tape the four corners onto the ground.
Label three sections red, yellow, and blue.
Grab a basket and take a quick walk around your home. Add anything red, yellow, and blue to your collection.
One simple supply
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Now for the best part after the color game has ended. Drum roll, please…cleaning up this color activity was fun for my preschoolers! My two-year-old and four-year-old enjoyed the cleanup. GASP!
Why did my preschoolers love cleaning up this color activity?
Because we made it fun by calling out a color.
Cue my best announcer voice:
Okay,…who has yellow?
Grab all your yellows and put them back in the house. Do you remember where these came from?”
Who wants to press start on my phone timer to see if we can beat our time?
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This color activity extended on its own!
My four-year-old enjoyed this activity SO much that he wanted 3 more colors added. To extend this color sorting game, we added three additional colors! My preschooler went around to collect, sort, and PUT AWAY the objects! (gasp!) A serious winning situation!
Let the primary color indoor hunt begin!