Rainbow Scatter

3-5 years
Child Development
Colour identification, pattern recognition.
Coloured cards or felt squares with a number, a letter, a colour word or shape on each card (Note: these can be made by the children).
Physical Activity

Vigorous play, developing body control and movement skills.

How to Play

Scatter cards around area. Call out a sequence of colours to move to. For example: “first red, then blue, then green.”

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • Add in different movements when the children get to a colour. For example, one jump on red, three hops on green, etc.
  • For a child with a visual impairment, provide textured objects to provide a tactile sensation.
  • If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications

This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skill of locomotion (running, jumping, galloping, side shuffling, hopping). 

Source: HOP