Camouflage is one type of adaptation that animals use to blend into their environment. Both predators and prey use camouflage. Children will learn about the four basic types of camouflage through hands on activities, books and crafts.  All activities are aligned to Colorado Academic Standards.  Activities are child led but require adult supervision for set up and during the activities.  InvestiCrates include lesson plans for each activity and include extension activities for further exploration.

Activities Include:

Flashlight Book

Types Of Camouflage Sort

Hidden Picture Find

Arctic Sensory Bin

Animal Hide and Seek

Camouflage Art Project

***Activities in Hiding In Plain Sight are designed for children ages 3-8.  Children younger or older may still enjoy the activities but younger children may need more support for activities.

SKU: 04 Category:



  • Kit rentals are for five days from Tuesday mornings to Saturday afternoon.
  • Payment is due before or at time of picked up.
  • Kits can be picked up and returned at the Museum, 2565 Airport Road.
  • Kits must be returned the following Saturday by 5:00pm.
  • There will be a $30 per day late fee for each additional day beyond the return day.
  • We expect our kits to be used with respect and to have all materials returned to us properly and in good condition. If the kit is damaged, lost or has missing pieces, a minimum $100 replacement fee will be charged.
  • Please review the Terms & Conditions before purchase.
  • A Rental Policy (located in the Terms & Conditions) must be signed and returned to PPCM prior to picking up the kit.
  • All InvestiCrates and contents are cleaned with Chlorox Wipes between rentals.

Colorado Academic Standards:


P.2.1 Recognize that living things have unique characteristics and basic needs that can be observed and studied

K.3.2 Plants and animals meet their needs in their habitats and impact one another

1.2.1. All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.

3.2.2. Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves and cope with changes.

3.2.3. Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information; the environment also affects the traits that an organism develops.

4.2.1. Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions.

Reading, Writing, and Communication

P.2.1. Children understand and obtain meaning from stories and information from books and other texts.