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Outdoor Games for Kids


Color Finders Race

You'll need a partner, a timer, and a sharp eye for the Color Finders Race. Get ready, get set! This mental challenge of this sidewalk game is hard to resist.

What You'll Need:

  • Chalk
  • Sidewalk
  • Egg timer
  • Stopwatch or watch with second hand

Step 1: Sit outside on a sidewalk with a friend. Make sure you each have a piece of chalk.

Step 2: Set the timer for one minute -- no more, no less.

Step 3: As soon as you say "go," start searching for as many colors as you can find. Anything in plain sight counts, from tree bark (brown) to hubcaps (silver).

Step 4: Each time you see a color, write its name on the sidewalk with chalk. The player who lists the most colors in one minute wins.

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