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Explore why the ability to change color with the seasons is so important to animals. Draw a snowshoe hare, or another creature, in seasonal camouflage.
Find out the names of animals whose colors change with the seasons, such as the snowshoe hare, polar bear, white-tailed deer, and horned owl. With your classmates, compile a list of these creatures. What colors are these animals’ coats in winter? In summer? Describe each animal’s natural habitat. Identify their predators. Collect information and ideas about how camouflage makes a difference for predators and their prey.
With Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, outline a snowshoe hare or other animal whose coloring blends in with its surroundings. Cut out the drawing with Crayola Scissors.
Fold a large piece of construction paper in half. Trace the animal twice, once on each side of the fold.
Using your colored pencils, the information you found, and your imagination, draw one side to show the animal in its winter habitat. For example, in winter a snowshoe hare’s coat is white to provide protection in snowy fields.
Create a summer/fall habitat on the other side of the paper showing the animals’ coat and surroundings during that season.
Use your colored pencil erasers to create highlights on the animal and the vegetation that grows in its natural habitats.
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