Color Hunt Game
- Bag (pillowcase, shopping bag etc...)
- Give child a bag and ask him to find 4 red objects in the home and place in the bag
- Next have child find and add 4 yellow objects to bag
- Finally, child adds 4 blue objects to bag
- Child will return bag to you
- Remove each object one at a time from the bag and let child tell you the color
- Together, return each object to correct space
- Objects can be anything! (clothing, stuffed animals, notebooks, candies, markers, crayons, napkins, lids, washcloths, toys, etc.)
- For younger kids, give them a color sample to take with them so they can match colors. Send them off on their hunt with a red crayon or other red object since kids can match colors before they are able to pick out colors on their own.
- For older kids, try having them find “shades” of colors- crimson, maroon etc.
- After all 12 objects are collected, ask child to remove a red object, yellow object, and so on until all the objects are removed. You can make sets of 4 by putting the objects in the correct color pile
- Add a math skill by counting aloud the number of objects
- "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh
- "Color Dance" by Ann Jonas
- "Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Lio Lionni
These books also focus on colors and reading them is a great way to extend this activity. Children learn by repetition and play and reading is an easy way to repeat exposing a child to colors with fun books. Check your local library!