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Hiding In Color

When an animal hides by being the same color as its surroundings, it’s called camouflage. Today is all about hiding and seeking.

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

  • Your CK Jr. toolkit

  • Ice cube tray or muffin tin
  • Food coloring
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Empty spray or squeeze bottle

Ask About Today

What is an example of an animal that uses camouflage?

Explore

est. 40 min

Animals in Hiding

How do animals use their colors and patterns to stay safe?

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The Octonauts and Masters of Disguise

In this full episode of The Octonauts, the underwater explorers learn about some sea creatures with surprising colors and patterns.

Create

est. 15 min

Hidden Color Experiment

What’s hiding under the baking soda? Let’s find out in this experiment from Busy Toddler.

Other Materials:

Ice cube tray or muffin tin; food coloring; baking soda; white vinegar; empty spray or squeeze bottle

Grown-Ups

Put a couple drops of food coloring in your ice cube tray. Add 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda to cover the color. Fill a spray or squeeze bottle with vinegar. (More instructions here if you’re looking!)

Kids

Add vinegar to your ice cube tray and watch the magic!

Read

est. 7 min

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Alligator Hide-and-Seek

Learn all about baby alligators and how they hide in this non-fiction story by Reese Brooks.

Move

est. 15 min

Human Hide-and-Seek

You know how to play this one! Grab a trusted grown-up or big kid and go for it.

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