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STEM Storytime – Camouflage

Leopard camouflage
Leopard camouflage
1.00 PM ET
Who should attend?
..Early Years, .K, 1, 2, 3

Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Louise and Richard Spilsbury's book, "Animal Adaptations" and complete a hands-on science activity about animal adaptations and camouflage!

In this activity, students will learn about animal adaptations with a focus on how camouflage helps animals blend in. They will use everyday household items to cut out and colour animals and then place them on backgrounds to see how this adaptation can prevent them from being seen in their environments.

For this activity, students will need:

  • 3 sheets of paper
  • 3 paper animals to draw and cut out (note that students can draw their own or use some found online ahead of time)
  • 3 different coloured crayons/pencil crayons or markers
  • Scissors


Quick description of activity: Students will draw and colour in an animal with a pattern and cut the animal out. They will colour half of their sheet of paper with the same pattern and colours as the animal and the other half in one solid colour (i.e., no pattern). They will then try placing the animal on both sides to see an example of camouflage. They can repeat this with other animal designs too.

Please join us for our weekly STEM Storytime series on Tuesdays at 1pm ET in English! For each week that you participate in a STEM Storytime live event, you’ll receive an entry in our monthly draw for a $50 gift card to buy books for your classroom! If you cannot make it to a live session, feel free to register and you will be sent a link to the recording afterwards. 

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