A Color Nature Scavenger Hunt

A Color Nature Scavenger Hunt to get children outdoors, exploring & observingWeeks and weeks ago I painted the inside of a large egg carton (if you buy eggs 5 dozen at a time you can get cartons like these.) Then it rained, snowed, iced, and was all over miserable and cold and I tucked this away until the weather warmed and it finally did!

We went out this week to do our color nature scavenger hunt and it was a rather huge hit with them. Their only rule was it had to be nature – no trash! We were unable to find anything that was either shade of blue while we were out walking, but we will try again on a different nature walk.

Wesley {kindergarten} was SUPER into this. He took charge of carrying it and determining if the objects were the correct shade or not. It’s really not normal for his personality, so it was very interesting to observe.
Judah {grade 1} enjoyed the challenging of trying to find the harder colors, but the obvious green and pinks he wasn’t thrilled with.

I think I am going to paint a second one that is various shades of browns, creams, and grays – I think that would make it more challenging (and thus fun!) for Judah.

This was a great activity for drawing their attention to the many colors God has used in creation and for opening up a dialogue about His creative beauty.

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Jessica Lynette

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