We loved the Blue Chameleon. Bug was quite confused as to what a chameleon actually was. Luckily a few YouTube videos later he was enamored. Unfortunately, I wasn’t exactly prepared. Cue impromptu crafting. Hence the fact that this is more activity verses craft.
I happen to have a fairly steady hand so it only took a bit for me to free-draw a fairly decent recreation of Emily Gravett’s happy Chameleon. Thanks to modern technology we were able to scan it and print it out on a few multi-colored pages. I started by hiding the pages near a corresponding color while Bug hid in the other room. He ran about delightedly practicing color names and seeking out the dancing chameleons that seemed to cheer with him when he found them. We played on and off throughout the day and near the end he understood enough to be able to take a turn at hiding the chameleons. I’ll say this for him, his red chameleon ended up on the red chair and that was more than I had anticipated.
After enjoying ourselves with these brightly colored chameleons Bug wanted to try his hand at coloring his own. It reverted into how many balloons can I draw but I was pleased that he enjoyed himself. When he’s older we could even try creating a chameleon to blend in with something specific. For now, balloons will do.
For your own chameleon experience click here for a printable chameleon.