Camouflage is one type of adaptation that animals use to blend into their environment. Both predators and prey use camouflage. Children will learn about the four basic types of camouflage through hands on activities, books and crafts. All activities are aligned to Colorado Academic Standards. Activities are child led but require adult supervision for set up and during the activities. InvestiCrates include lesson plans for each activity and include extension activities for further exploration.
Types Of Camouflage Sort
Hidden Picture Find
Arctic Sensory Bin
Animal Hide and Seek
Camouflage Art Project
***Activities in Hiding In Plain Sight are designed for children ages 3-8. Children younger or older may still enjoy the activities but younger children may need more support for activities.
InvestiCrate: Hiding In Plain Sight
- Kit rentals are for four days from Thursday mornings to Sunday afternoon.
- Payment is due before kit is picked up.
- Renting opens on Sunday at midnight and closes on Wednesday at 11:59 pm for pick up on Thursday between 8:30-9:30 am.
- We cannot accommodate same day rentals.
- Kits can be picked up from the PPCM office at 704 E Boulder Street.
- Kits must be returned the following Sunday between 4:00-5:00 pm.
- Kits must be returned to the PPCM Office at 704 E Boulder Street.
- There will be a $30 per day late fee for each additional day beyond the return day.
- We expect our kits to be used with respect and to have all materials returned to us properly and in good condition. If the kit is damaged, lost or has missing pieces, a minimum $100 replacement fee will be charged.
- Please review the Terms & Conditions before purchase.
- A Rental Policy (located in the Terms & Conditions) must be signed and returned to PPCM prior to picking up the kit.
- All InvestiCrates and contents are cleaned with Chlorox Wipes between rentals.
P.2.1 Recognize that living things have unique characteristics and basic needs that can be observed and studied
K.3.2 Plants and animals meet their needs in their habitats and impact one another
1.2.1. All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.
3.2.2. Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves and cope with changes.
3.2.3. Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information; the environment also affects the traits that an organism develops.
4.2.1. Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions.
Reading, Writing, and Communication
P.2.1. Children understand and obtain meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.