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The next time you’re at a paint store, stock up on paint chip samples (free) in every color of the rainbow. Then you can turn your next walk in a garden into a magical rainbow hunt!

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If you don’t have a garden of your own, find the nearest botanical garden or arboretum and enjoy this game on a summer’s afternoon.

Most paint samples come in strips of 4 or 5, so I cut them into individual squares and then placed all our “rainbow chips” in a bucket.

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There are two ways to play and we tried both. First, Travis selected a paint chip at random and we hunted until we found just the right shade…

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Aha!

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Or, we spotted a flower that we liked and then found the paint chip that was nearest in color in our bucket.

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Travis loved crossing every color of the rainbow off the list!

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This game was a fantastic prompt for stopping to appreciate a garden on another level…

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for paying attention to flowers we otherwise might have missed….

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and for enjoying all the scents and textures around us.

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Another great hit from Barefoot Books Kids’ Garden cards.

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