What you need

  1. 7 coloured pieces of card in the colours of the rainbow (red, yellow, pink, green, orange, purple or blue)
  2. 7 pens and pieces of paper


This fun game is a little like ‘eye spy’ but it’s simpler, and much more colourful It encourages everyone to hunt for the joyful colours of the rainbow ­on the walls, the mantelpiece, people’s clothes, the pictures… everywhere!

It’s not a competitive game, so you don’t have to keep track of all the places where you’ve spotted red, yellow, pink, green, orange, purple or blue. But that doesn’t mean you can’t. If you do choose to keep track, it’s a great idea to have a little prize ready for the winner who finds the most things.

As the game heats up, people will get up and start hunting, so it’s a great activity for encouraging people to move around.

Top tip

If you don’t have enough helpers to accompany the group, get each person to go out one at a time for just 5 minutes, while the group waits until it’s their turn and enjoys a sing-a-long.

The Activity

  1. Give one coloured card to each person playing the game
  2. Tell them that they have 15 minutes (or set a time to suit the group) to go around the house and garden to find as many things in the same colour as their card
  3. Tell them to write everything they find down on their piece of paper
  4. Gather everyone together after 15 minutes
  5. Invite each person to tell the group how many things they’ve managed to find
  6. Spend time talking about how easy or hard it was to find their items, and listen to their stories about what they discovered