This simple and fun nature clothespin color matching scavenger hunt is a great activity for outdoor exploring, fine motor practice, and color learning all in one.
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Supplies Needed for This Nature Color Scavenger Hunt:
- Piece of cardboard
- Clothespins (we used 5)
- Different color markers (same as number of clothespins)
Making the Nature Color Clothespin Clip Board:
Begin by choosing your number of clothespins, we used five, but any amount can be used.
If you have younger children, five would be good, but for older children, you could add a few more.
Then choose which colors to make your clothespins.
For this scavenger hunt I was careful to chose colors that we find most often in nature around our home.
My eight year old and five year old helped with choosing colors and coloring the clips.
Once the clips are colored, equally space them out on the piece of cardboard, and glue them down.
Be sure that the color side is facing upward.
The glue needs a few minutes to dry, but your clothespin color clip board is complete.
It’s Time for Nature Color Scavenger Hunt:
Head on outdoors and begin the investigation!
Send your kids out on a scavenger hunt to find items outside in nature that match each color and clip it in the clothespins.
My daughter loved holding the clip board and running around finding the nature items to clip into the matching colored clothespin.
It’s great fine motor practice to open the clothespin, place the item into the clip, and release it to close.
It was so much fun to search and find items in nature that matched the colors.
There were times that we found one object that matched the color, but then at a quick glance found another we liked even more.
You can find, clip, remove, and add in something new throughout the scavenger hunt.
Take your time with this scavenger hunt, explore the colors and textures in the nature around you, and clip as many items as you can find.
Can’t go outdoors?
No worries, this activity can be done indoors too!
My daughter loved using our nature scavenger hunt clip board as a candy color clip board also.
This activity can be used over and over again, with many different types of objects, and for outdoor and indoor fun.
What colors did you use on your nature clothespin color clip board?
Please share in the comments below.