Guest Post by Jody of Growing Book by Book
One of our favorite literacy activities to do is go on a seek and find color hunt. It’s super quick and easy to put together and will keep the little ones busy on a long walk or a trip to the store.
What literacy skills does a color hunt build?
- Recognizing color words
- Noticing details
- Building language
Here are the materials you need to prepare your seek and find sheet.
- a clipboard or heavy piece of cardboard
- 1 white piece of paper
- 6 different paint color samples or construction paper
- writing utensil
- tape or glue
1. On each paint color sample or construction paper square, write the name of the color at the top. Select colors that your child needs to practice.
2. Tape or glue each square down onto the white paper.
3. Attach the sheet to a piece of cardboard or a clipboard.
4. Grab a writing utensil and you are ready to start your hide and seek color hunt.
During the hunt, children should find objects that match the colors on their sheet. They can either draw a picture or write the name of the object in the correct box on their sheet. Talking about what objects they are selecting and why they are making those choices helps build language skills. This activity works well for so many age groups!
We love to take outside walks for our hunts. We also use them on trips to the grocery store. They are a great way to keep little ones occupied while running errands. There are lots of color hunts you can take with your kids. Where else could you have kids hunt for colors?
Jodie Rodriguez is a National Board Certified teacher, reading specialist and administrator with over 18 years of experience. She currently stays at home with her two young sons (3 years and 21 months). Her newest adventure is the creation of the Growing Book by Book blog dedicated to helping caregivers nurture young readers. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Pinterest.