Backyard Science: the Colors of Nature

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Backyard Investigations: The Colors of Nature

When we slow down and and take the time to focus on simply noticing, the natural world comes alive with inspiration. The Colors Of Nature activity encourages us to slow down with the children in our lives and take in all of beautiful color variations and subtle nuances that nature has to offer.

Simply print out the Color Wheel printable, enjoy the video below with your child, and spend time outdoors with the budding young scientist in your life!


Books to Inspire…

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With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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  1. This would be such an awesome activity during fall if you happen to live where the leaves turn into those beautiful red and yellow! Though I guess just repeating it every few months and seeing how the colors change with the seasons is probably best.

    1. Hi Anne – Yes, all of these activities can be done every season 🙂 You’ll be amazed at how many colors you can find when you set your mind to it, even during the winter months. It’s also fun to discuss different shades of the same color. Lots of possibilities! I can’t wait to hear about how it goes!

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