Let’s add a bit of color to the day! This color scavenger hunt is nothing fancy, but it is truly an engaging activity full of learning. Your little one is going to love searching the house for colors and creating a nice, big rainbow!
And while you’re here, let’s add even more rainbow fun and learning to your day! This free printable includes a rainbow puzzle, song, poster, and fun activities to brighten up a drab day:
Rainbow Color Scavenger Hunt
We started with a rainbow colors song which helped my little ones know what order the rainbow colors are. There are many out there, but we like this YouTube version. In order, the colors of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (indigo), and pink (violet).
To begin our rainbow scavenger hunt, we started searching for all things red. We kept our search indoors due to the 2 feet of snow still outside–but I can’t wait to do this outside in the spring! I took this opportunity to let the little ones blow off some steam—climbing up and down the stairs, climbing up on chairs to look high, crawling on the ground to look low, actually lots of the things we did during our balloon games!
Next, Madeline (who was 11 at the time) placed the items in an arch and played with the different shades of colour while her younger brothers and I continued the scavenger hunt.
I wasn’t sure how long we would play before they grew tired, but they were so into making their rainbow that we made it all the way to pink. And, I should mention, we listened to the rainbow colours song about 20 times too,
We chose to do the colours one at a time. By focusing just on red, my 17-month old was able to see that one colour again and again and hear the word ‘red’ again and again too. Near the end of the colour search, I would hold up two objects and ask him which one was red. He certainly had a lot of practice while being introduced to the colours and their names!
Once the colours were all arranged in order, Madeline had fun taking some pictures. She is really loving photography! Although this rainbow scavenger hunt was mostly for my preschooler, I like that everyone was involved and having fun together.
Thank you so much for reading, friends! I hope spring finds its way to you very, very soon.
P.S. Don’t forget to download your Free Printable Rainbow Puzzle Pack!
Mildred Noftle says
Wow… very nice rainbow you guys have there…
D0 you know how to remember the colours of the rainbow… this is how I learned to rememeber the colours..
Richard of york gained battle in Vain… the first letter of each word is a colour in the rainbow..
Can you say what they are????
Very cool – this one is new to me!! Thanks!
Rebecca English says
Brilliant idea for learning colours.
I’ve featured this on The Sunday Showcase this week: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2014/03/16/rainbow-activities-toddlers-young-children.html
Ann @ Such a Mama says
I hope you don’t mind, but I would like to highlight this post on a post I am doing about different kids of scavenger hunts – with a link back to you of course!
How wonderful – thank you so much Ann!