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.
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.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
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