Easy Indoor Games for Kids

Mother Nature's Color Game

Mother Nature's Color Game will help kids discover which colors they like best. Try this fun and easy matching game, and you may be surprised at how it turns out.

What You'll Need:

  • Squares of paper in various bright and dull colors
  • Scissors

Step 1: Collect paper in as many different colors as you can find. Look through cupboards, old colored paper supplies, and any place paper is stored to find old pieces of gray cardboard, faded construction paper, and other dull colors. Collect brighter colors as well, including vivid neon colors.

Step 2: Cut the paper into two-inch squares.

Step 3: Give each of the players five squares picked at random, and take them outdoors.

Step 4: Tell them they must find something in nature that matches each of the squares exactly. For instance, a square of green paper may not be the same shade of green as grass. The player must keep looking at leaves, moss, and other plants to find an exact match.

Step 5: See if you can figure out what colors are used most in nature.

You can also let the players pick the colors they want to find. Many people like to pick the neon colors rather than the dull colors, but they soon learn the dull colors are much easier to match, while the neon colors are nearly impossible!

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