This rainbow scavenger hunt will help you toddlers learn to identify colors and keep them entertained! Download many free scavenger hunt ideas for kids, preschoolers, and more.
Recognizing colors is an important skill that kids can learn as early as 2 or 3 years old. It’s typically one of the first things parents teach their children, along with shapes and letters. Colors will be taught in preschool and kindergarten, but you can start exposing your child to the names of colors long before they head off to class.
One of the easiest ways to help your children identify colors and know color names is by pointing them out in their environment. When you go to the park, mention how green the grass is, or how white the puffy clouds are in the sky. Point out a blue or red car. If you take your child grocery shopping, they can find a number of different colors just within the produce aisle.
Learning opportunities are really all around us every single day!
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt – Teaching Toddlers Their Colors
A great indoor scavenger hunt that we have put together involves finding the colors of the rainbow inside your home. This is the perfect activity for a rainy day when it’s too miserable to play outside. You will still want to entertain your toddler, and with this free printable scavenger hunt, they learn while having fun!
Print the scavenger hunt when you are ready to play with your toddler. You can leave it as a full sheet or cut it up into cards to make them smaller for your little one’s hands. Read and follow the directions on each card to have your child roaming around the house looking for colors!
The following instructions are on this free rainbow scavenger hunt:
- Find something in your bedroom that is red
- Something in the toy box that is orange
- Find something in the kitchen that is yellow
- Something outside that is green
- Find something in your closet that is blue
- Something on a shelf that is purple
- Find something in a drawer that is pink
- Something on the floor that is brown
- Find something in the living room that is black
- Something in the bathroom that is white
Making this Scavenger Hunt Printable More Fun
Each time you play this game with your toddler, encourage them to find new things that are the color you are looking for. You can also mix it up, such as finding something in the toy box that is blue and something in the closet that’s orange. This keeps the game fresh so they are always learning new places to find their colors.
The more exposure you give them to color names, the faster they will catch on!
It won’t be long before your little one will be able to tell you the colors of things: balls, cars, food, etc. And if you ever want to give rewards, try giving them an M&M of the right color once they find it in the game!
Rainbow Toddler Scavenger Hunt Printable
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