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This year we are studying Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day. My son pretty much begs to do that first in school every day. He has always been passionate about learning about animals. They have some great activities to go along with the chapters. One that we did recently, was a camouflage learning activity.
We got a bag of skittles- just a small one- and dumped out the contents. Sort by color and count each color. Record how many you have of each. Then keep the same number of each color. For example if there were only 12 purple ones, keep 12 of each of the other colors. Eat the remaining extras.
Talk about how the colored paper hid the skittles making it harder to find them in the box. If the paper were all white, maybe they could find more. Try it that way, too if you want. Why do animals need camouflage? Are there different kinds? (Tigers stripes, vs. Jaguars spots)
The kids loved the activity. It was a fun hands-on way to see how camouflage works for animals in the wild.