Similar to the shape hunts we have been doing in the museums and galleries, I created a colour hunt based on the same principle to support A with his colour recognition.
Again we used luggage tags as they are a cheap ready-made resource, 50 tags only cost a few pounds, and I laminated them to make them last longer, but it is not necessary to do so.
We adapted the shape hunt rhyme to
“We’re going on a colour hunt
What will we see?
Let’s find (insert colour name)
Come and look with me”.
Each tag had a colour written and indicated on it.
Again, the intention of this game was to be able to explore colour in any gallery or museum. However in a gallery you know well you could put a specific object or artefact that relates to each colour. For example in The Fitzwilliam Museum there is the following red vase.
Here is A finding a blue frog.
I also added a tag with some key questions as reminder of what I wanted to be the focus of the colour exploration. Again, these could change with each visit.
For S, whose basic colour recognition is sound, I added some shades of colours to hunt for.
I also attached some paint shade strips, available from DIY stores, to use as a palette of colours to look for.
To finish is an invitation to use all the colour information we have gathered in our hunt to create something of our own.
What colours can you find in your local gallery or museum? Tell us about the pictures you have created with colour.