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Discuss the importance of camouflage with your children. Go to a grassy area. Throw ‘bugs’ all around with the children watching. Bugs can be plastic bugs, pieces of colorful yarn, or different colors of macaroni. Have the children find as many bugs as possible. Hiding the bugs in grass under the dappled shade of a tree makes the hunting a little more difficult. After all the bugs have been found, discuss which ones were the most difficult to see and why.

Activity provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation [1]