- One (1) Piece of Blank Paper
- One (1) Box of Crayons
- One (1) Pen
- One (1) Yellow Highlighter
Step 1: Tell your child you’re going to walk down your street. The adult can decide how long of a walk to take. If your street isn’t safe to walk around, then choose a local park, neighborhood or walking trail nearby.
Step 2: Take a box of crayons and a blank piece of paper with you on your walk.
Step 3: Tell your child to use a crayon to make a tally mark for every COLOR they see on the walk. When your child sees a color on your walk, they need to use the same color crayon to make the tally mark on the piece of paper.
* Your child found a YELLOW flower.
* Ask them to find YELLOW crayon to make one tallymark on the sheet of paper.
Step 4: While on your walk, encourage your child to stop and look at a variety of colors (i.e. cars, sticks, houses, trees, fruit, birds, cats, dogs, etc).
Step 5: Once you’re done with your walk, return home.
Step 6: Help your child add up the total amount of tally marks by color. Use a highlighter to write the numeral that represents each number.
Yellow Flower - 1
Green Grass - 2
Green Bush - 1
Green Car - 1
Total - 4
Step 7: Have your child trace all of the numbers with a pen.
Step 8: Ask your child if they can remember what items they saw on the walk that correspond to each color.
Adult: “Can you tell me what things you saw on the walk today that were green?” Child: “I saw a green tree, green grass and a green frog!”
One to One Correspondence
Use language to talk about past events
Using a crayon or pencil to draw or write