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Introduce Camouflage

Look at photographs of animals that disguise themselves by using color as camouflage.


  • Animal Disguises by Belinda Weber (or examples of color camouflage downloaded from the Internet)


Use the words blend, contrast, environment, disguise, and introduce the word camouflage.


  1. Explain that camouflage is a way animals blend into their environment so they can’t be seen. Color is a good way to help them hide, or disguise, themselves. Ask children, Why do you think an animal might not want to be seen?
  2. Show children the photos from Animal Disguises, focusing on the photos that are examples of color camouflage. At each example, ask, Can you describe how this animal’s color makes it blend into its environment?

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