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Fun Nature Walk Activity To Help Children Learn Colors

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! :)

Posted August 15, 2012

by MichelleH


91 Responses

  1. lexigurl Alexandra O says:

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

  2. Hailey Metz says:

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

  3. Heather says:

    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 says:

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

  5. Renea Pike says:

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

  7. HilLesha says:

    That is a really great idea!

  8. Felicia R says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  11. Liz Ticona says:

    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. 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, 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 says:

    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 says:

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

  15. Laura Miller says:

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

  16. Lisa Welch says:

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

  17. Sandy VanHoey says:

    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 says:

    That is a really creative way to teach colors.

  19. shirley fin says:

    what a fun day! creative too.

  20. beth m. says:

    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 says:

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

  22. Heather Stokes says:

    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. says:

    Such a cute idea.

  24. Emmy says:

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

  25. Sam says:

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

  26. Anna L says:

    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 says:

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

  28. Nikki Elkins says:

    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 says:

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

  30. Rachael Marie says:

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

  31. Emiela says:

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

  32. Betsy says:

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

  33. Jessica Pero says:

    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 says:

    Great idea! My preschooler will love it!

  35. Nadia says:

    We love to go on walks!

  36. Kelly says:

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

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  38. liz says:

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

  39. diddle poyner says:

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

  40. Laurie Adams says:

    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 says:

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

  42. Jessica s says:

    What a great idea!

  43. Stephanie Neely says:

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

  44. Angela says:

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

  45. Carla Garcia says:

    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 says:

    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. 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 says:

    What a fun way to learn colors!

  49. Bridget says:

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

  50. Teresa Kwiatkowski says:

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

  51. Becky Flint-Fike says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  55. lori butler says:

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

  56. kam says:

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

  57. Stephanie Moreno says:

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

  58. Anna L says:

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

  59. Priscilla Benavides says:

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

  60. Kam says:

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

  61. susan hartman says:

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

  62. Janet W. says:

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

  63. Brandy says:

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

  64. Rita M says:

    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 says:

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

  66. Angie W says:

    Great idea!

  67. Jodi Flaherty says:

    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 says:

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

  69. Kat says:

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

  71. Linda R says:

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

  72. Cindy A. says:

    What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing.

  73. stony says:

    I love this idea, will will try it starting tomorrow

  74. stacy rice says:

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

  75. nikole says:

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

  76. jessica w says:

    i love this idea

  77. Christina Flores Pozzo says:

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

  78. Joanna L. says:

    What a great idea!

  79. Carrie Conley says:

    One of my favorite ice creams….

  80. Kellie Kluger says:

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

  81. Natalie Finch says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    love nature walks with hubby and baby :) !

  84. marcy E. says:

    What an awesome idea!!

  85. Lesley says:

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

  86. Susan Mitchell says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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. [...] kids to run, play and use our imaginations. We also love to learn while we are outside like taking nature walks and learning colors or going to the zoo and learning alphabet letters. This easy activity is fun and [...]

  90. Anne N. says:

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

  91. Ashley Wells says:

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

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