Thursday, 25 April 2013

Toddler Play: Colour Hunt Activity

A great way to learn colour is a hunt activity. Miss 2 and Miss 2.5 have spent a few weeks now finding items around the house according to a colour theme. The game is cheap and mess free, the only hassle being putting everything away afterwards.

I choose a colour for the day and the girls hunt around the house for items of that colour, which they put in the laundry basket. Of course, not all the orange articles, for example, will be the same shade, so there's lots of learning going on. Favourite hunt spots are the play room, Miss 2's bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom.


We negotiate about items that have a little bit of the target colour on them, but are predominately another colour. The game could be extended out to other senses, such as things that are soft, rough, shiny, or smell nice.


  1. Such a fun and simple game! Great idea! I'm passing this on to my sister in Ireland. My niece and nephew would love this!

    Learn + Play = PreK