Outdoor learning resources – winter colour hunt
My challenge for you today is to find out the colour of winter.
Last season in March and July I posted videos on collecting the colours of spring and summer. If you have watched the videos you may have already collected the colours of spring and summer. If not, here are the colours I found.
Or check out the blogs for those videos.
Spring colour hunt blog
Summer colour hunt blog
Now see if you can make your own colour pallet for winter.
What you will need:
A piece of card
Double sided tape
How to do it:
Make sure you get permission to pick plants or flowers in your garden.
Go around a pick a small piece of all the different coloured flowers you find and stick them to the double-sided tape.
Once you have filled the card then compare it to the spring and summer pallet.
What has changed between spring and summer and winter?
You could also take photos of the different colours.
Or you can complete the colour hunt worksheet.
What you will need:
Colour hunt worksheet
Take coloured pencils and the worksheet out with you.
Walk around you garden and find some colours.
Try and find the same colour pencil.
Then colour one of the squares that colour.
Continue around your garden colouring one square for every plant that colour.
Next cut out all the coloured squares.
Arrange them so that all the same colours are next to each other and make a spectrum, so the colours seem to blend from one to another.
Look at the range of colours you have collected.
What can you say about the range of colours in winter compared to spring or summer?
Is there a most frequent colour, a mode colour?
Why do you think there is less of a variety?
You could also create a bar graph with the data from your colour worksheet. Count how many colours there were in the different seasons and then draw a bar graph to compare them. You could even colour the bars in the same colours of your spectrum. Or you could arrange your spectrum into the bars on your chart.
I would love to see your colour charts for winter and compare them to mine and other children’s so please tweet any photos #Naturedays @DawnNaturedays or post on the Nature Days Facebook page.