Paint Chip Scavenger Hunt

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We’ve played with paint chips outside on color hunts outside, but never used them inside before! This activity was a great one to pull out today the second that Travis declared, “I’m bored!”

I told him I had a hunt for him since we’ve been learning about pirates and treasure hunts lately. I have a pile of paint chips from the hardware store, so I punched holes in the corner of each and secured five together with a rubber band. Could he find an exact match for each of the five?

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Some were easy, and he proudly held up his sample right away. Ta da!

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Some I challenged him when the color didn’t seem close enough. Was that really the right shade of red? He hunted on until he had it right.

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When he’d finished the first five, he immediately wanted another 5-pack of colors!

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I gave him trickier shades this time.

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We really had to ponder when it came to a certain pink.

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But wouldn’t you know, when he placed his final chip down on the table at the end, he looked over at his plate and it was a perfect match!

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We’ll definitely play more rounds of this game in the future. You can also make it a race to see who finishes their 5-pack first, if two or more kids are playing.

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