Posted by: ad65shorty | April 29, 2011

Blast From the Past: Camouflage Butterflies

One of my all-time favorite butterfly activities! You know it’s good when your 2-year-old can say camouflage and knows what it means!

Teach your children how butterflies protect themselves. One of the best ways is through camouflage, or disguising/hiding themselves. The library will have some great books on this!!

Have your children make their own butterfly to camouflage! Cut out a butterfly shape and have your children find a place to “hide” it. Explain that it needs to be visible (not hidden in or behind something), but that it should match the color of what it is near. You might want to give some examples, such as on the table, it would be brown; on the wall, it would be peach; etc. Then, have your children color their butterfly to match (it’d be fun if you’d do one, too). When they’re done, have them tape their butterfly in their selected spot. You then go search for it!!


  1. Gabe did this at school the other day, and he kept hiding it on things that matched it color, and saying,”can you see my butterfly? Is that a great hiding spot?” He loved it. I am going to do it with Abigail too.

    • Too cute, Sara!! Thanx for sharing!

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