Looking for new things to do at home especially in the winter? Here is a fun scavenger hunt activity you can do in your home with your little ones to keep them.
Select 7 or more different colors of a toy or construction paper. If you use paper, cut a card sized rectangle from each one and stack them in a pile, or fold them up and put them in a bag.
Tell your child that you’re going to go on a color hunt. That means that first they’re going to pull a color out, and then they have to go find something in the house to match it.
Along the way, make sure to model and reinforce language with them such as new vocabulary words, descriptions about the items they find and match the colors.
For variation, you can add math to it by asking them to find 2 of a particular color, or 3 of another. This is especially helpful for toddlers and young preschoolers to start to develop math vocabulary. You can also add in the words such as ‘same’ and ‘different’ to start to teach what they mean so they can be applied to numeracy and quantity when they are ready.
For a really fun colorful toy to also integrate shapes try using this toy and when they find new colors that match they can put the shape in the box.
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