Activity Introduction

Activity details: In this activity your class will explore some of the amazing colours that can be found in
nature. Children are asked to stand or sit in one spot, and to see how many colours they can see in nature from that spot.

Key lessons and understandings of activity: This activity is designed to awaken your class’ awareness of the amazing colours that can be found in nature, and to deepen their appreciation of the natural world. Children will be able to identify a great range of colours in nature. Adapted from Sharing Nature with Children.*

Module: Biodiversity

Year levels: Foundation

Syllabus OutcomesSTe-4WS

Indoor or outdoor activity: Outdoor

Duration of activity: 20 mins

Learning areas addressed: Science, Art

Resources needed: None

Homework and extension opportunities: None

Keywords: Nature, colour, foundation

Explicit Australian Curriculum link: Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (ACSHE013)


* Sharing Nature with Children, Joseph Cornell, 1998, Dawn Publications, California.


Teacher Worksheet

Activity outline: 

In this activity students will find as many colours as they can just by standing or sitting in one spot outside.


Take your students outside and ask them to stand or sit in one spot, without moving (they can move their heads and turn around but should stay standing or sitting on the one spot).

  • How many colours can they see?
  • Where are these colours and what do they belong too?
  • Which are their favourite colours?
  • Do they know the names of all the colours they are looking at?
  • Do they know the names of all the things that the colours belong to?

Remember to look at birds and insects, trees, flowers, the sky, the grass, any seeds or berries, and any rocks and pebbles.

Although this activity is specifically focused on colours in nature, your students will probably pick up colours associated with built objects. This can be a good opportunity to discuss the difference between what nature is and what humans make. We like to think that nature is anythi

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