Wednesday, August 24, 2011

color scavenger hunt

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we're goin' on a cOLoR huNT...

we're gonna catch a r A i n B O w !

i used to do this with just colored paper when i taught preschool 2 centers ago. 
i was reminded of the idea at a site that is such a gReAT rEsOUrcE for early
childhood projects. 
at the artful parent, jean used colored buckets to have her preschooler search for corresponding items in their house.  here's the link to her post.
what better way for kiddos to practice their early math skills of
soRTinG and cLaSSifiCAtioN!

for storage purposes, i used gift bags with labels stuck on so they would store easily.




because he's 2, i had Bear choose one bag at a time. i found the order he chose them in to be interesting. with each bag came a color hunt from room to room looking for items that both matched and would fit in the bags. 
((a great two-fer-one activity... identifying items by color and size.)) 




after Bear had filled each bag, he set them on the bench at our dining room table.  then we went through each one to see what he found.










 
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13 comments:

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Thanks for linking this up! I totally love it. Might be a weekend project for the daughter...

Melanie

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

great idea Andie! Seems like it was lots of fun for Bear

Tammy @ Type A said...

blogger ate my last comment! lol love this idea, makes me wish my kids were still little, kinda. lol thanks for partying with me!!!

Nicole said...

I love this. I think my 2 (dare I say it-almost 3) y/o son would get a kick out of this. You always inspire me. Thank you. That's why I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out.http://www.davisdomestications.com/2011/08/im-doing-little-happy-dance.html
(Yes, it would be x2...I just now saw the award on here. Oh well...just feel even more enjoyed!)

Sheri said...

Such a clever idea. I love all of the fun colors, plus it I'm sure it kept him entertained for a while. Love it!

Michaela said...

How cute! It looks like so much fun!

Mandi said...

Great idea! I'm looking for fun learning activities to do with my 2-year-old since his big brother goes back to school on Monday and it will just be the two of us all day. This would be perfect! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from the It's Playtime hop! I would love it if you stopped by my blog to say hi! :)

Mandi at boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Fantastic idea, Andi, as usual! I saw your link at delicateConstruction and clicked because I'm looking for preschool ideas for N...I should've figured it'd be your fabulous blog! We'll definitely have to do this. Little Crafter would love the scavenger hunt!

Carly said...

I love all your activities!

Lish said...

THIS IS AWESOME! Your so creative!!!:)I like the alphebet soup too!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

fun, fun, fun! I did this when I taught preschool spanish - we used colored boxes - and they LOVED it!!! It was a great way for them to learn the color words in spanish.

Would love for you to share on The Sunday Showcase Child Centered Linky Party (open thru Thurs.) http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

Anel said...

I love this and will definitely do it with my kids. thanks for sharing

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Loved this idea- we did it this weekend and I featured it on my blog today. Just wanted to let you know. http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-we-did-this-weekend-preschool.html


Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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