This activity encourages children to identify colors as they go on a color hunt to find objects.
This activity can be played indoors or outdoors. Before beginning, tell your child that you are going on a “color hunt” together. Let your child help choose a color to search for. For example, he may have a favorite color, or you can offer several colors and allow him to choose one to hunt for. Write the name of the color on a paper bag with a marker of the same color. While your toddler will not be able to read the color words, he may begin to recognize the color.
Start with one color and search throughout the house (or yard/outdoor area) for any items of that color. Once you have collected four or five items, return to the starting point and pull the objects out. Name each item with your child, for example, “red car,” “red ball,” “red bear,” or “red lollipop” as they are taken out of the bag. Then count how many objects you found together.
Once one color has been collected, play again using a different color if your child seems interested in continuing the play. End by congratulating your child on being such a good color hunter!