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Mixed-Up Chameleon

Mixed Up Finished

Eric Carle’s The Mixed-Up Chameleon is a nice book to explore different mediums with. Here are some ideas:

Here’s a Mixed Up Chameleon Lizard you can photocopy for each child.

If you’re working with younger children, you can use this Mixed Up Chameleon Parts as a guide for the different animal parts. If the children are old enough, have them cut out the pieces free hand. You can use tissue paper you’ve already decorated (see the Eric Carle Club).

Mixed tissue paper(You can still see the black lines through the tissue paper to cut out the shapes.)

Mixed Up FinishedTape a piece of tracing paper over the chameleon, then glue the different animal parts on top of that.

Mixed Plates

If you have enough prep time, you can make rubbing plates of the different animal parts and have the children use crayons on tissue paper to create the shapes. You just need cardboard squares and white glue.

For more Eric Carle ideas, check out my other ideas.

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2014 by in After School Library Programs, Eric Carle and tagged , .

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