It’s way too nice to be inside, so we’ve been outdoors as much as possible. If the flowers are in bloom where you live, try this color matching nature walk. It’s a great way for young children to learn colors, and it’s a terrific activity for helping older kids focus in closely on details like different shades of colors.
You’ll need some color samples in a variety of colors, a hole punch, and a ring clip to help hold your color samples together. Punch a hole in the corner of each sample. Then combine them all with the ring clip, and you’re ready to head outside.
You can take these on a walk through your neighborhood, to a local park, or to a botanical garden in your area. We chose to go on a walk and explore our neighborhood.
We didn’t have to go far to find lots of flowers and plants that matched our color samples. Even if you don’t think there are a lot of options in your area, you might be surprised. Even those little weeds sometimes have beautifully colored flowers…kinda like our blue flowers below.
Not only do I love that this activity gets us outdoors and moving, I also love that it reminds us to look closely for the beauty in the environment we see every day.