Race to find a rainbow

Race to find a rainbow

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This is a great game to pass the time and to engage with nature.

Play with your friends and see who can spot colours in the order of a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. You must shout out when you find the colour!

Blue butterfly on yellow flower the wildlife trusts

© Vicky Nall

If you’re playing with kids, a fun variation is to hide bits of differently coloured wool in a wild area and give the children sticks. they will run around looking for the string, but what you’ll see is that they find all the brightly coloured ones first, then spend longer looking for the more natural colours. You can even use this as a segway into teaching about camouflage, and why animals are the colours they are!