Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Camouflage topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Hide and Go Seek

Under adult supervision, have your child and his or her friends play hide-and-go-seek in the park or in the neighborhood. Remember to set strict boundaries and use an enclosed area so children remain safe. If possible, play the game at night or at sunset. Have a few children wear light-colored clothing, and have others wear dark clothing. As they play the game, ask them how the clothing makes it harder or easier to find each other. Who was easiest to tag? Why? Show the children how removing the dark clothing, or adding a light colored shirt, can make them more visible.

Hidden at Home

Cut out shapes using different colors of paper. Then hide the shapes in your home. Try to camouflage a few shapes. For example, you might cut out a white circle and hide it in a white bathtub. Have your child go on a hunt and look for all the shapes. Have him or her explain why each shape was easy or hard to find.

Sound Walk

With your child, go on a walk at twilight. Be sure to pick a safe and familiar place and bring a flashlight. Listen to the sounds that you hear together. Many animals like to be heard and not seen. What animals do you hear? Have your child use the flashlight to find the animal. Would they ever have found it if they had not heard it first? Have your child think about how animals and why camouflage themselves at night.

Filed as:  Animals, Camouflage, K-3, Science
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