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A Color Scavenger Hunt is the perfect way to get outside and explore nature as a family. Invite your kids to explore outside (or inside!) with this simple activity. The FREE Printable makes it easy to just print and go! This activity is so versatile and can easily be adjusted based on your child’s age.

Are you looking for more ways to get your family outside? With the weather warming up I have been trying to think of simple ways to increase the amount of time we spend outdoors, because let’s be honest outdoor time is so good for the soul and crazy kiddo energy levels. This easy Kids Color Scavenger Hunt is so quick to put together and it’s sure to be a hit with your family. Simply print, grab your favorite writing utensil, and ready set explore!

“Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own).” Richard Louv

The best part about this printable color scavenger hunt is that you can bring it anywhere. Headed to the park? Bring a copy! Visiting a new city? Print one off to put in your purse. Going on a hike? This color hunt is the perfect companion. You could repeat this activity over and over and have an entirely different experience just by changing up your scenery.

Here’s what you’ll need for your Color Scavenger Hunt

  • Color Scavenger Hunt Printable (FREE download below)
  • Your favorite writing utensil (pencils or pens work great!)
  • Optional: Clipboard + a favorite snack (we loved making rainbow fruit kebabs)

First you’ll need to print off a Color Scavenger Hunt (FREE download below) for each of your little explorers. While they are printing off grab a writing utensil for each explorer. You can also grab clipboards if you have them to make it easier to carry along. Once you have gathered everything you’re all set to search high and low to find objects in each of the colors.

*Mama Tip: Grab a snack and water bottles to keep your little explorers fed and happy while they explore.

Download the Color Scavenger Hunt by clicking the button BELOW:

This activity can easily be adapted for the age of your child. Older children can draw pictures of the objects they find, whereas younger kiddos can simply put an X in the box when they find something in that color. You could also have younger kids tell you what they found and you can assist them by writing what they say in the box. There’s so many ways to use this scavenger hunt!

Another way you could use this color scavenger hunt is by snapping a quick photo of each object so that when you get home your kids can color the pictures they drew. Aren’t all of these colors so happy? It would be fun to do a new color scavenger hunt for each season and see how the colors in your neighborhood change with the seasons.

After you find something in every color it’s the perfect time for snack time! Rainbow kebabs pair perfectly with this colorful activity. To make the kebabs you’ll need skewers and your favorite fruits or veggies in each shade of the rainbow. We used strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and grapes.

If your kiddos are anything like mine, rainbow kebabs will most definitely be a hit with your little color explorers!

If you’re looking for an easy outdoor activity be sure to give this color scavenger hunt a try. It’s amazing how a little fresh air and time spent exploring and appreciating the colorful nature around you can give you new perspective and appreciation for the beauty around you. Happy exploring!

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  1. Oh my goodness! I love this so much!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Jackie says:

    Hello!
    I think your Rainbow color hunt activity is adorable! I am a kindergarten teacher in Las Vegas and I post daily activities for my students to do at home while we are distance learning. I was wondering if you would mind if I shared this activity with my class via ClassDojo. Please let me know if that would be ok with you.

    Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing back from you!

    Jackie

    • Ashley says:

      Hey Jackie! Thanks so much for your kind words. Absolutely! Thanks so much for asking.

      I hope your class enjoy it and that it brings a little bit of joy and sunshine during this time.

      Cheering you on!
      Ashley

  3. Corey Baker says:

    We are doing a virtual field day for my school due to the coronavirus closure. Can we use your printable as an activity for students? It will be shared via google classroom.

    Thanks!

    • Ashley says:

      Hey Corey,

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, you are more than welcome to use this for your virtual field day. How fun! I hope that it’s a great day for your students. Best, Ashley

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