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Paint Swatch Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Posted by  ·  June 24, 2015  ·  Last Updated: May 10, 2016

This Paint Swatch Scavenger Hunt for Kids is creative way to spend a summer day.  It is a fun kids activity  that a group of kids.  If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities  ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer! The best craft bloggers are sharing  fun kids crafts! Display kids art with this upcycled kids banner or try creating this DIY tic tac toe game keep checking back and you will find fun creative ideas that inspire and encourage imaginative play this summer!

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Explore nature with this free color scavenger hunt you can find at your local hardware store.

Paint Swatch Scavenger Hunt | Tastefully Frugal for Skip To My Lou

Hey Skip To My Lou readers; Sydney from Tastefully Frugal here today to share with you the easiest summer activity you will ever do with your kids! I have a few different scavenger hunt ideas on my 52 Days of Summer Bucket List and I was most excited about doing our color scavenger hunt. Being a mom of two active boys I am always looking for ways to keep them busy without spending a lot of money or time to setup; kids don’t like to wait to do things (especially when it’s hot outside). This project cost absolutely nothing to make and took zero time to prepare.

All you need are paint swatches from your local hardware store. I was at Lowe’s picking up materials for a mommy project and picked up a few paint swatches in every color of the rainbow. I didn’t know how into this idea my boys would be so I didn’t want to get a ton of different swatches that would just get thrown away; you’ve got to help save the trees any way you can right?! 

Paint Swatch Scavenger Hunt | Tastefully Frugal for Skip To My Lou

Give your kids the swatches and ask them to find things around them that match the color on the swatch. My boys are two and three and they have so much fun doing this! We take these swatches everywhere and they love pointing things out on walks, in the car and even in the grocery store. They definitely enjoy finding things in nature the most and it has been a great motivator for me to get up and on our morning walks early before it gets too hot out. Not only are my boys having fun but they are learning too! I can’t wait to go back and get more swatches so we can match colors even closer.

Paint Swatch Scavenger Hunt | Tastefully Frugal for Skip To My Lou

What do you do to help your kids learn but still have fun during summer?

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  1. Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
    These are such great ideas Sydney! Very creative and I love that they are free! Looks like your kiddos are going to have a summer full of fun!

  2. Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
    What a great idea! My daughter is starting to learn colors and this may be a great way to help with it! Thanks for the idea and help getting us out and about!