Friday 7 December 2012

Nature Colour Hunt (Outdoor Play Party)

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I'm delighted today to be joining the Outdoor Play Party as a co-host.  Outdoor play is becoming a really important part of our family life so I'm delighted to be joining in.

I'd seen this idea for a nature colour hunt at Come Together Kids where they'd used paint swatches.  As I didn't have any paint swatches I decided to make my own colour cards with Autumnal colours.

 The weather in our part of the UK has been wet and cold recently and it's getting harder and harder to get the boys outside, especially Bud who comes home from school tired.
What seems to work best is lots of outdoor play at weekends and short playtimes on the way home from school which we walk to and from.

I handed out the cards and the boys started hunting, we made it a competition.  For every colour matched they got a small sweet, that kick started their enthuasiasm!

They soon matched up their cards.

The sweets soon ran out, but they kept running round finding more colours and hiding behind trees.  Lots of fun!

 As this is my first time co-hosting I'm not going to feature anyone this week, but will next time - I'm really looking forward to checking out all your outdoor play ideas!
Any kind of children's outdoor play is welcome!
We'd appreciate it if you included a link back to this post (either in your post or sidebar) to help us spread the word about the importance (and fun!) of outdoor play! In return, we'll gladly further share your post on Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest. Please feel free to grab the Outdoor Play Party button from the sidebar and/or include a text link back.

Please note that by contributing you are giving permission for an image and link to your post to be republished if featured. (If you have been featured, please feel free to grab the 'featured' button from the sidebar.) Share your ideas for outdoor play activities with us every other week! 


  1. Welcome as a co-host! I love this idea & I bet it made the walk from school even more fun. It's always amazing to see how many different colours of brown & green there are in nature. Kierna

  2. This looks great fun. I have done this using a shades of green paint chart. I imagine though the children found it much more satisfying painting their own colour swatches.

  3. A great way to learn colours and enjoy nature. Do add to Country Kids too

  4. I love the color match idea! I'll have to try that! Found you through TrueAim. :)

  5. This is great. I love your mess rating. Please consider adding this to Look What We Did. -Savannah

  6. What a great activity!! We are definitely going to try this. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  7. Thanks for joining at Eco-Kids Tuesday (and thanks for co-hosting the Outdoor Play Party)

  8. I love this idea! I pinned it to my Outdoors board: Thanks for sharing it on Eco Kids. I'm glad I came because I don't have this linky on my list yet!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and of course for pinning. The linky is fortnightly so please stop back!


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