Monday, August 8, 2011

Touch, Feel, Learn ~ Animal Camouflage

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It’s time to explore the world around us and have some fun enjoying the great outdoors ~ learning how the stripes and colors of animals and insects help camouflage them. 


To demonstrate how animals use camouflage we grabbed some of our plastic animals and insects and headed outside for a little hide and seek.


We took turns hiding the critters around the yard and searching for them.


Can you find the hidden animal or insect in the first picture?  The second picture is a close up.  We were amazed how hard it was to spot them!  

A snake,  

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a praying mantis,

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a lizard,

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a moth,

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a tiger and her cub,

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and a cricket.

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Even though the animals and insects were plastic it really shows how they use camouflage to blend into their surroundings.

Touch, Feel, Learn is a fun feature that focuses on science and nature activities for little ones.  Click here to see past Touch, Feel, Learn ideas.


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