Spring has finally arrived and it seems as if Summer will arrive tomorrow! Here's a great activity for your preschooler on this wonderful spring day.
Spring Color Treasure Hunt:
Get a few sheets of 8 x 10 construction paper of various colors - red, blue, green, yellow, orange,etc. Go outside with your preschooler and a small bag. Collect some interesting things and place them in the bag. These items may be rocks, flowers, sticks, etc. Once your preschooler is finished collecting. Spread out the sheets of construction paper on a table. Have your preschooler sort the objects he/she collected by color. You can then count the objects for each color. You can see if your preschooler can think of other ways in which to sort the objects - size, shape, etc.
This activity teaches various skills - seasons, sorting, color recognition, counting, critical thinking, hand/eye coordination, physical properties of natural objects, fine and gross motor skills.
It's amazing how much a child can learn while playing and having fun!