Color Hunt Around the Room

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Teaching colors to preschoolers seems like an easy enough task, but so much of it is based on memory.  Using color words in everyday conversation is such a simple way to help learners become familiar with their color words.  Including fun activities, like this color hunt, in the classroom or at home is a fun way teach colors and coloring for your little ones.

Colors Everywhere

This activity is easy to setup and gets learners up and moving around.  I grabbed some sticky tack to put the colors around the room.

I was sure to place them in plain sight to help the hunt go smoothly. Simplifying the ‘hunt’ made it better for reinforcing color words and the coloring process.

Ready to Hunt

Having an activity that involves walking around the room AND coloring needs preparation.  The Color Wonder clipboard is a great resource for these activities.  They are sturdy and hold the crayons needed for the hunt.

No going back and forth between the color card and crayon box to finish the hunt.  Just open up the clipboard and color the correct crayon.

Time to Color

This activity can be used to introduce color words or review colors.  We are just learning our color words so we only colored the crayons during the hunt.  We will go back to our workpage later and trace the color words.  If your learners are ready to trace…go for it!

Grab it for FREE

You can get the color word cards and printable for this color hunt activity for free.  Download by clicking the MJCS download image at the bottom of this post.

Print an extra copy of the color cards to practice learning colors and color words during circle time or small groups.  Or grab the Color the Room center on my store from variations of this fun hunt!

Color Activities for Little Learners

Want more ways to teach or review colors with your learners?  Check out these resources that will be perfect for any color unit.


Color Word Match It! // The Primary Post

Color Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Coloring Sheets // Playdough to Plato

Color Safari // Literacy with the Littles

Color Hunt Around the Room // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Walking Water Rainbow // The STEM Laboratory

Color Games // Fairy Poppins

Add, Color and Build Flowers // Happy Days in First Grade

Rainbow Train Color Graphing Game // Stay at Home Educator

Color Mixing Jars with Mouse Paint Book // Powerful Mothering

Color Matching Fish // Teach Me Mommy

Matching Colors and Numbers // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Exploding Paint Bombs STEAM Activity // Schooling a Monkey

Color Sorting Mats // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten

Learning Colors Memory Game // Sara J Creations


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