April Fool’s is coming up, and it’s a day I have to be on my toes. I’ve had cream cheese deodorant (yep) and other “fun” tricks over the years. With both kids grown, I just now have to be on the lookout for whatever Randy is up to!
But remembering the cream cheese makes me think of camouflage. After all, if the cream cheese was sitting in its tub on the bathroom counter, I wouldn’t have slapped it on my armpits. But camouflage it in a deodorant bottle, and—eeeeuwww. Animal camouflage would be a fun science tie-in to April Fool’s Day. My book Crayola Wild World of Animal Colors talks some about camouflage.
And here’s one of my favorite videos of animal camouflage:
Thinking about camouflage made me think about how we camouflage ourselves as people, too. We sometimes dress in ways to be as unnoticed as possible–to match everyone else so we don’t stand out. That could be a fun topic to explore when you’re talking about camouflage! And so could April Fool’s pranks based on the idea of camouflage. Just don’t send me any cream cheese!
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