Cat Camouflage

I recently co-organized an outreach table for WPSU’s “Eventapalooza” in State College, PA. The event had lots of Clifford and Cat-in-the-Hat themed activities, and about 450 kids ages 5-10 participated! That’s a lot of kids in 3 hours! Some families lined up two hours before the event started!

line outside WPSU  line WPSU

Our group had kids make whiskers and go through an obstacle course. They also colored, learned about cat hearing, and answered cat facts. I took responsibility for creating a matching game of big cats and their habitat. What a great excuse to make paper art! I tried to keep things relatively simple, as I didn’t have too much time to devote to this project.

  kid matching game gail

It was pretty successful! Kids old enough to understand the game generally did better than their parents at matching! Funny how that works. Here they are individually:




I think the lion is my favorite. Which one do you like best?


About Gail McCormick

Science writer at Penn State University; papercrafter, ecologist, theatre-lover.
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One Response to Cat Camouflage

  1. Lusipurr says:

    I love that Bobcat! The teeth are a beautiful, tiny detail, which gives life to its expression. And, the muted colour choice makes the differences between the colours employed that much more stark.

    All of it is incredible work, but the Bobcat has to be my favourite. Amazing–but it is always amazing!

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