Going on a Color Walk

An activity Sophie and I have been enjoying is our weekend walk around the neighborhood. Recently we decided to go on a Color Walk, after being inspired by this creative blog post. The idea behind the Color Walk was to find things in nature that matched different colors.

First I got one of those plastic tackle boxes and placed a circle cut-out of colored paper in each area. We had a tackle box in the garage. But I’m sure you can find them at craft stores or Target. The gal who inspired this idea (link above) used a clipboard with adhesive to collect pieces of nature.

Sophie applied the color to her outfit as well.

Then it was time to walk and search for colorful elements of nature.

A little rock-climbing action.

We almost went home without anything blue until Sophie found a little blue tube cap on the ground. Needless to say, we were excited. I really loved this activity for so many reasons. First, it got us outside and looking closely at nature. Second, you really pay attention to what colors are prevalent and how some colors just are not (e.g. blue).

And of course, I loved seeing the wonder and fascination Sophie had for her objects and how excited she was to examine each of them.

Turn your next outdoor activity into a Color Walk! You will be amazed at how much you will see.

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