If there are two things that I know about preschoolers it is this: they love scavenger hunts and they love sticky notes.
Really. I have never met a preschooler who didn’t love a good scavenger hunt or one who would not cover a room with sticky notes with a smile ear to ear.
This preschool scavenger hunt to find colors is bound to be a hit!
We made this a color scavenger hunt, but of course it could easily be changed to be a number, letter, or letter sound scavenger hunt as well.
My preschooler, Ben and I spent the better part of a morning enjoying this scavenger hunt. And it was super simple with next to no set up.
Of course, I could have just drawn the color onto the sticky note, but I love introducing words in playful ways any chance I can.
I left the sticky pad in tact and just gently lifted the pages to add the words/colors onto each piece. I think I did about 20 (which was not nearly sufficient – we likely did 80 before our hunt was done!)
I then passed the sticky pad to Ben who hunted for that color around the house and stuck the sticky note onto the object he found with that color.
Nothing was safe from this scavenger hunt!
Not even me.
This scavenger hunt was a great chance for us to practice colors.
Ben is pretty good with most basic colors, so it gave us a chance to compare colors. Two things could be blue but look very different from each other.
We were able to practice terms like dark and light, pale and bright. He even found some neon yellow and hot pink in big sister’s room.
After he gathered all the sticky notes and put them on the ground and played again all on his own!
An added bonus is that he saw those color words 80 or so times, turning them into sight words for him. He can now easily identify the words ‘blue’ and ‘red’ when he sees them.
Not too bad for a pad of sticky notes and a morning of fun with a scavenger hunt!