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Explore and Play: Color Hunt

Match colored paper to something in the room.


  • circles of construction paper in blue, yellow, green, and red
  • chart paper and markers in blue, yellow, green, and red

Key Science Concepts

  • There are many different colors.
  • A single color can have different shades, from very light to very dark.


Tell children, We’re going to go on a color hunt. I’ll give you each a colored circle, like the colored circles we saw in the book. See if you can find things in the room that match your colored circle.

  1. Hand each child a construction paper circle and send them off to search for objects of the same color. Ask them to bring the objects back to the circle.   
  2. Ask each child to name the color of their circle and show the objects they found that matches it.

Reflect and Share

Create a chart with a column for colors and in the corresponding column, draw or write down the name of the objects children found. Use a marker of that same color. Ask, Are the objects you found the exact same color as your circle of paper? How are they different?