- small colored plastic frogs (green, yellow, red, and blue) 1 of each color for every child (You can use colored macaroni instead.)
- an outside grassy playing area
- boundary markers: cones, ropes etc.
- Define the playing area using ropes or cones etc.
Spread the frogs throughout the grassy playing area.
Line the children up at one end of the marked area.
Show the children a plastic frog.
Explain that they will be going on a frog hunt.
When you say “go,” they are to walk out and find only one frog.
After the first round, line the frogs up according to color.
(You are building a pictograph.)
Ask the children to notice which color was found the most.
Repeat the rounds, each time adding to the pictograph and comparing the number of each color.
Usually the red and blues are discovered before the yellow and greens.
Ask the children why green might be a good color for a frog that lives in a pond covered with green plants. You can then introduce the term camouflage.
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