The days are getting longer, flowers are blooming and it’s the perfect time to get outside. Looking for new things to do? Try the Rainbow Hunt. Try to find things in nature that make up the colors of the rainbow. Start with red then move on to orange, green, yellow, blue, indigo, and violent. In a competitive mood? Make it a contest to see who can find the rainbow first. You can download and print this page to record your discoveries. 

Some Ideas for red:

Try to find ladybugs, cardinals, red berries, or red flowers such as roses or geraniums


Look for orange flowers, butterflies, or mushrooms (don’t touch them, you don’t know if they’re safe!)


Green is an easy one. Look for leaves, moss, or grass.


Are there any yellow flowers such as tulips, dandelions, buttercups or wood sorrell? Even yellow leaves count.


Look for any streams nearby with running water, or any blue flowers or berries.


Look for dark purples or blue such as grapes, dark berries, or birds.


Look for purple flowers such as lilacs, or wisteria vines that grow on trees.

Once you’ve covered the colors of the rainbow, you could add other colors such as black, brown, and white. Whatever you decide to look for, enjoy your time outside!


Written by Christina La Rosa