Preschool color activities come in all different types. If your child loves being active and hands-on with their learning we have the perfect activity for you! A themed scavenger hunt is a perfect way to work on different skills and have fun doing it. It’s not just for the preschoolers, older kids will have a lot of fun too!
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COLOR Activities for Preschool:
LEARNING ABOUT COLORS
WHETHER INDOOR OR OUTSIDE SCAVENGER HUNT FOR KIDS, GETTING KIDS ACTIVE MAKES LEARNING FUN!
Here are some quick scavenger hunt ideas for kids:
- Talk about what kids see (vocabulary!)
- Count how many of each color they can find (early math skills!)
- Write and/or draw findings (fine motor skills/handwriting!)
Kids Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Other than being fun and engaging, there are other reasons to fit a scavenger hunt into your learning:
- Get kids moving, especially if they have been sitting for a while
- A great activity for tactile and visual learners
- Seeing how their learning translates into their real life
Why Is It Important To Teach Colors?
It may seem that color learning activities aren’t as important as teaching letters and numbers to preschoolers, but learning colors is an important milestone for children.
Categorizing & Sorting Skills
Being able to sort objects into categories is an important skill. Sorting by color is one of the easiest ways little ones can classify.
How To Use the Scavenger Hunt Game
LEARNING WITH SCAVENGER HUNT LISTS
LEARNING COLORS IS AN IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONE IN TODDLERS’ AND PRESCHOOLERS’ COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
This activity for kids is super easy to set up and doesn’t require any special materials. Kids will just need a copy of the free scavenger hunt list and coloring materials. They will look for at least one item for each color on their list.
Extend this activity easily by turning it into a team building exercise: work with a friend or sibling to see how many things you can find! Or take the learning outdoors for a nature scavenger hunt. There are so many colors in nature, kids will be so surprised to see what they can find!
Other Ways To Use the Color Scavenger Hunt Printable:
Get Hands On!
Using this as an indoor scavenger hunt for kids will let your child use items in their home for the hunt! Have them create piles of favorite toys sorted by color.
Write a Color Book
Once children have found at least one item for each color, put together a color book! Children can write and illustrate 3-5 things for each color.
Use real-life pictures to do some color matching. This can help extend their learning through exploring colors in the real world.
Our Favorite Color Books for Kids:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola CrayonsUsborne Books Big Book of ColorsPete the Cat: Crayons Rock!The Color Monster: A Story About EmotionsThe Day the Crayons QuitI’m NOT just a Scribble…Bear Sees Colors (The Bear Books)Never Let a Unicorn Scribble!