If you’d like to fill some time with an easy, fun, and meaningful adventure for toddlers or preschoolers, this rainbow photo scavenger hunt is for you. My daughter and I had a lot of fun playing this game that’s all about learning and searching for the colors of the rainbow.
Supplies for Rainbow Photo Scavenger Hunt:
Seriously, that’s it, plus a little bit of time.
We started playing this game when my daughter wanted to learn the order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. We like to play this on our way to the park, and it makes the meandering a lot more meaningful. My 3 year old has her own camera (it’s a kid camera) but she’s not interested in it so it’s a good thing I like snapping photos!
She points at the objects and I take the pictures.
How to play
To play, we like to start with red and work our way through the rainbow.
When my daughter spots something red, I snap a photo of it. Then we look for something orange, and so on.
Not only have we been learning the rainbow, but we’re tuning our eyes toward objects in our neighborhood. As a result of this game we’ve had some thought-provoking chats about abandoned cars, storm drains, litter, and nuances of colors like “yellow-orange.”
It’s also been fascinating to look at the world through my child’s eyes. For example, when we started with “red” I spotted a big (obvious) red car right in front of us, but N looked up and asked me to take a photo of the glowing red leaves on a tree. It was so subtle, but they were definitely red!
I added these photos to those from a previous post, Photo Documentary with Kids, and suddenly we’re building a colorful documentation of our neighborhood. Maybe it’s time to figure out what to do with all these photos? Please let me know if you have any ideas for us.