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Fun Nature Walk Activity To Help Children Learn Colors

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Learning colors can be fun when you make it into an outdoor adventure, plus you get the added benefit of getting exercise!

Pick a color of the day. We picked pink. We wore pink, ate pink foods like watermelon and looked for pink flowers and animals on our nature walk. We went to a local nature preserve and found some pink flowers, hummingbirds with pink in their wings and even found other kids who were wearing pink. When we got home we drew a picture, with a pink colored crayon,  of what we had seen.

Nature walks are an easy, fun and great way to help your child learn her colors and get exercise. If your little one gets tired on the way, don’t worry just have your Kolcraft stroller ready and let her learn her colors from the stroller! :)

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91 Responses to “Fun Nature Walk Activity To Help Children Learn Colors”

  1. lexigurl Alexandra O August 15, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    I love the color of the day idea! Too much fun!

  2. Hailey Metz August 15, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    What a great Idea! We love to be out and about! Make a nice walk that much more fun!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Heather August 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    People laugh at me when I say how we’re learning colors, letters and numbers, since my daughter just turned 14 months but I think it’s so important to build those foundations early! We “read” together every night before bed, and even when she has selfguided play, she often is grabbing books. Congrats to you on being so forward about education!

  4. Suzy Q August 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Can’t wait to take my granddaughter out and discover new things. Thanks for the information!

  5. Renea Pike August 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I did a busy bag exchange a few months ago, one of the activities was you pick up a bunch of paint samples from the store, and hole punch each color. Take the samples with you when you are walking around and try to find something to match all the different colors-rocks, cement, grass, flowers, wood. It’s so fun!

  6. Vanessa Coker August 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Love it! Can’t wait until my son is old enough :)

  7. HilLesha August 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    That is a really great idea!

  8. Felicia R August 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    That is such a great idea to pick a color of the day! We have a few parks close to us, I’ll have to keep this in mind when we’re trying to teach colors to my toddler!

  9. kemberley crosswhite August 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    this is one of my son’s favorite things to do!! the heat has been so intense we havent got to do as much as i would like.

  10. Tory Mercer August 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    I love the color of the day idea! too cute!

  11. Liz Ticona August 15, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    That’s such a great idea. I’ll definitely try it with my son . i want him to love nature and of course to love being outside too :) thank you!

  12. Alysa Gregory August 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    I like that good idea too! Pink fits to all adorable cute baby girls out there! I should take that idea and see it for myself. Yes! If you are attractive to pink baby stuffs and all necessary for your babies needs you can check out http://www.babynaturale.com, I have been an avid follower of their posts.. great ideas to all Mom’s and Mom to be! Thanks keep it up! :-)

  13. Joy Person August 16, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    That is a great idea!! My daughter loves being outside so I’m going to try it with her :) Thanks so much!

  14. Arthur Caudill August 16, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    This is a wonderful idea, I have never thought about it, this would help a lot with learning. Thank you

  15. Laura Miller August 16, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    We just love going on nature walks!!! The zoo is also a GREAT place for learning colors!

  16. Lisa Welch August 16, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    I will definitely use this idea with my grandson! I had never though of this with my own kids. Thanks!

  17. Sandy VanHoey August 16, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    cute idea for little ones to learn their colors. Not to mention, we all need family time and a walk is fun. You never know what you’ll discover in that walk.

  18. Kristin Gilbert August 16, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    That is a really creative way to teach colors.

  19. shirley fin August 16, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    what a fun day! creative too.

  20. beth m. August 16, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Yes I agree, I always talk about the various colors when out with my son and I think it really sticks when looking at interesting things in the world.

  21. Alyshia August 16, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Great idea I will do this.cute pictures so sweet!

  22. Heather Stokes August 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    This is a great idea! My two year old is learning her colors, and I’m going to have to try this. :)

  23. Amy W. August 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Such a cute idea.

  24. Emmy August 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Nature walks are the best time to teach and learn with my daughter. She is most engaged when outdoors interacting with nature.

  25. Sam August 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    fantastic idea! I’m definitely going to do this with my little one!!

  26. Anna L August 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    I am having my first baby in October and am starting to look for ideas of things to do as he grows. I LOVE this idea of choosing different colors of the day. I am also going to try to incorporate textures… obviously all this will be a little down the road but I am going to bank the ideas away for a later date :)

  27. Vicki T August 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    NATURE is the best way to teach – too much TV these days!

  28. Nikki Elkins August 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    My grand daughter absolutely loves being outside in nature!! It is so fun to watch her just find so many different things she loves to do with nature.

  29. Becky August 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    I love this idea and will be using it for our home school week on the rainbow!

  30. Rachael Marie August 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    My son loves to be outside so this is a perfect way to make learning fun.

  31. Emiela August 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    This is a great idea. Even though my daughter is only 6 months old, learing can never start too early.

  32. Betsy August 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    This is such a great idea! I’m going to do this with my son!

  33. Jessica Pero August 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I love this idea! :) And now that it’s not 90 degrees out there…the idea of a walk with three kids isn’t quite so overwhelming! :)

  34. cristy August 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Great idea! My preschooler will love it!

  35. Nadia August 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    We love to go on walks!

  36. Kelly August 17, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    This is a creative idea. We could even do this in out own yard.

  37. Sara Scott August 17, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    DONT FORGET THE BUG SPRAY!!

  38. liz August 17, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I love this idea! I’m going to try it with my son.

  39. diddle poyner August 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I love getting out and finding new things that they have not seen

  40. Laurie Adams August 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    My girls are 3 and 5, we go on nature walks looking for different textures and trying to find a rainbow of objects. Nature is a great teaching tool! Thank you.
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  41. Carrie L August 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Love this idea! We already point out wildlife, etc. I can’t believe I never thought of doing colors!

  42. Jessica s August 18, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    What a great idea!

  43. Stephanie Neely August 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    My 19 month old loves the outdoors so this is an idea that I will definitely use!

  44. Angela August 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    I love taking my 2 boys out and they love learning colors (especially car and truck colors :D)!!

  45. Carla Garcia August 19, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    that’s a really great idea. I may do that with my toddler when he gets a wee bit older. great way to reinforce it

  46. Rebecca Orr August 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    This is such a great and easy way to incorporate learning into our everyday lives. This will really come in handy for my 8 month old when she is a little bit older.

  47. Rita Spratlen August 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I love this idea!! It makes it fun to learn for who wouldn’t want to go for a great exploring walk. Kids are so curious at this stage too! Thanks for the great idea!

  48. Sandy August 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    What a fun way to learn colors!

  49. Bridget August 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    My son already knows his colors, but what a fun way to keep practicing them!

  50. Teresa Kwiatkowski August 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    This is a fun way to interact with your child and they love it!

  51. Becky Flint-Fike August 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    I’ve been doing this type of learn as you go teaching since my babies were tiny- and they are all grown now. It is important to help your kids explore nature, in ways that wrap it into other lessons, like colors, shapes, scents, textures, and science. My now 17 year old, graduate, is still a science freak and LOVES nature!

  52. Danielle Mosier August 20, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    What a great idea! My daughter loves staring at the leaves on the trees when we go for walks. Maybe that will be the first color she learns: green.

  53. Jen Stutzman August 20, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    What a fun way to teach them not only colors, but seasons as well! Especially when they can see it happening in their own back yard!

  54. Debra L. Guillen August 20, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Learning can be fun and children learn best when they are having fun…thanks for the article

  55. lori butler August 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    There are so many things to see for little ones, every trip is a new and exciting experience for them.

  56. kam August 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Love this idea! Wish I had done it with my older one….

  57. Stephanie Moreno August 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    this sounds like a fun and interactive way to teach children. Love this idea for my son!

  58. Anna L August 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Such a fun idea! I am definitely storing this one away!

  59. Priscilla Benavides August 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    It’s amazing how children are always learning and all the information they absorb in just one single outing!

  60. Kam August 22, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    LOVE this idea! It is so important to get them involved and learning – even at an early age.

  61. susan hartman August 22, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    It is amazing how such a simple activity can teach a child so much. Plus it gets their curiosity going.

  62. Janet W. August 22, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    What a fun, yet simple, and costless activity! My grandson loves learning colors and would enjoy doing this.

  63. Brandy August 22, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    This idea is right up my alley. We love the outdoors.

  64. Rita M August 22, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    What an imaginative way to further a tots vocabulary – my granddaugter has a huge “knowlege” of words but refuses to vocalize them to any extent – what a great way to encourage speaking – thanks for the idea.

  65. Heather J August 22, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    We just took our Daughter on a Nature walk in Virginia, she loved it & all of the colors!

  66. Angie W August 22, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Great idea!

  67. Jodi Flaherty August 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    This is a great idea as I teach my 2 year old his colors I do try to relate them to recognizeable objects and to combine it with a walk- perfect!

  68. Laurie H August 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    So fun, I need to do this with my son.

  69. Kat August 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    I love this idea! My son is 2 and has been doing speech therapy for a few months. This will be a great way to learn his colors. We started doing walks last week. Can’t wait to see how this goes!

  70. The Counselor Mom August 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    This is a great idea for teaching colors! I love nature walks!

  71. Linda R August 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    That’s such a great idea. I’ve been having a hard time teaching my daughter colors maybe this will help.

  72. Cindy A. August 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing.

  73. stony August 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I love this idea, will will try it starting tomorrow

  74. stacy rice August 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    My granddaughter LOVES it outside and I never thought about showing her colors along with what things are.

  75. nikole August 24, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    what a great idea! my daughter would love the color of the day idea!

  76. jessica w August 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    i love this idea

  77. Christina Flores Pozzo August 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    What a great creative way to teach your kids their colors!!! Thanks for sharing!

  78. Joanna L. August 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    What a great idea!

  79. Carrie Conley August 26, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    One of my favorite ice creams….

  80. Kellie Kluger August 26, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    We love nature walks, especially in the spring or fall with all the colors around!

  81. Natalie Finch August 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    This is a great way to teach children colors. I love the idea of picking a color of the day and combining it with a nature walk to find things w/ that color and than an activity when we get home. Thanks for the tips!

  82. Elizabeth Becky Young August 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    i also think its good to get them started on learning all about plants, trees, flowers, etc. its never too early to start teaching them what everything is! Also, teach what is edible and what is not & save on possible poisoning issues early!

  83. Jessica August 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    love nature walks with hubby and baby :)!

  84. marcy E. August 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    What an awesome idea!!

  85. Lesley August 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    I do this all the time with my little girl. She loves to walk in Nature!

  86. Susan Mitchell September 1, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    We do this all the time with my 2 yr old. Even when we are driving or stopped at traffic lights I say point to something “x” color. We have not done the color of the day yet so we will have to add that in sometime!

  87. amber September 2, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    this is one of the things we do to teach colors, I think it’s really important to get children outside as much as possible, and if it can be a learning experience at the same time, all the better.

  88. Jill September 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    My daughter and I choose a different “favorite” color every day. We talk about the color and talk about how silly some things would be if they were different than the colors they naturally are (i.e. purple grass) It doesn’t matter how many times you use the same color over again, there are always new silly things to come up with to talk about. It is a great way to just get the subject rolling and the mind thinking!

  89. Anne N. December 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I love this idea to make taking a walk more fun!

  90. Ashley Wells November 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Experimenting with different learning styles and environments may improve the child’s accomplishments and feelings of achievement.

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