Animal Adaptations: Students color a chameleon and pin it up somewhere in the classroom. Can you find their camouflaged chameleons?! - inspired by the Children's Museum of Houston Butterfly Hunt.
Why chameleons change color, not for camouflage, but to communicate - NatGeo
Visit Education.com for a chameleon color changing experiment!
Literacy Connection: The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Writing: What is your chameleon trying to communicate? For example, if he changed to blend in with the map, does he want to travel?
You could also do this activity with octopi or cuttlefish templates.
Note: You could also trace the shape of the chameleon on wax paper. Have students place the template over things to make the chameleon change. Check out Pieces by Polly