Outdoor Activity For Kids:

Color hop

I like this activity because it involves kid’s large muscles in a gross motor activity and it is also educational, teaching them colours.

You just draw large coloured circles on concrete, or you can use DIY sidewalk paint. Then your kids can hop around the colours of their choice or the colours you call out. Either way, you and they can have a lot of fun with this easy kids activity.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Color hop.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Gross motor activities include activities that works the large muscles, such as walking, running, throwing, lifting, kicking, etc. These skills also relate to body awareness, reaction speed, balance and strength. 

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies and/or make your own DIY sidewalk chalk

Step 2

On a safe piece of concrete, draw or paint 10 large colors in circle shape

Step 3

Add water to the sidewalk paint circles when you are done to remove it or leave it for another day if you can

Step 4

Show your kids how to play by jumping on the colors and saying the color names or play as they and you like

My kids helped me draw the coloured circles on the concrete with our glitter chalk, and then they hopped on it counting as they go.

I taught them the different colours and shapes. They enjoyed the activity and drawing with the chalk.

The best way to get a toddler involved in a gross motor game is to start playing it yourself. Young children almost always want to join in the fun. As I hopped onto a dot I called out the color.
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