Looking for nature’s camouflage is a wonderful science activity for young children!
We were playing outside when Emma nearly stepped on this moth, prompting a discussion of camouflage and how many animals are designed to blend into local vegetation. I brought out our magnifying glass, and all three kids examined the moth closely:
Then they found a bunch of other things to look at through the magnifying glass:
And eventually turned to general goofiness:
We put the magnifying glass away when they decided to see how far its hinges would bend in the wrong direction…