I have a fun activity and snack for you today to help your little ones learn and have fun at the same time. My 2 boys have been having so much fun participating in the Hogwarts Summer Fun Challenge over at Puddle Wonderful Learning. One of their challenges was to go on a rainbow color hunt. They loved it! Want to send your kiddos on a rainbow color scavenger hunt? Here’s the rules, okay so there’s not really any set rules. We just went out side and I would say the color and then my boys would run around looking until they found the color. Some colors were easy, like green, but indigo? Not so easy! I’m not sure if we even really found indigo. I even went so far as to do a google image search for the color indigo and was surprised to see the huge differences in colors all claiming to be indigo, so we guessed. Don’t judge if we’re way off 😉 To add to the fun we took a picture of the item we found for each color and turned it into a photo collage for them to look at and use to practice their colors.
This was such a fun activity to help my boys practice their colors and learn the order of the colors in a rainbow. Another idea for doing this activity with a little bit older kids would be to just give them the camera and a list of the colors and see what pictures they come back with. Or if you have a group of kids you could split them in 2 teams and which ever team comes back with a picture of each color first wins. Or instead of pictures you could give them each a bag and the first one back with an object for each color wins. There are so many ways you could do this scavenger hunt, but the point is to let them have fun while learning at the same time.
After our scavenger hunt we were ready for a snack. I decided to stick with the rainbow theme and made these fun Rainbow Fruit Kabobs. Simply choose a fruit for each color, cut them into bite size chunks, and slide them onto the skewer in order of the rainbow colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo(I’m not aware of any indigo colored fruit, so we left that color out of our kabobs), and Violet. For our kabobs we used Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple, Kiwi, Blueberries, and Grapes, but don’t be afraid to switch it up to use any fruits you have on hand, fresh or canned. These were a simple, fun and healthy snack that my boys absolutely loved helping me make and eat!
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
Choose a fruit for each color.
Red Fruit: Strawberry, Raspberry, Watermelon, Apple, Cherry
Orange Fruit: Orange, Mandarin Oranges, Cantalope, Peach, Apricot
Yellow Fruit: Pineapple, Banana
Green Fruit: Kiwi, Apple, Grapes, Honeydew Melon
Blue Fruit: Blueberry
Violet Fruit: Grapes , Plums
Wash, dry and cut all of your fruit into bite size chunks. Slide the fruit onto the skewers making sure to keep them in order of the rainbow colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo(not included in our kabobs), Violet. Enjoy!