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…
Let me know what your kids find when you take THEM on a camouflage hunt out in nature!This post is part of Timberdoodle’s outdoor learning blog hop. Share your links below.
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