We really loved The Mixed Up Chameleon. In fact, Rea loved it way more than I expected.
We have been working on recalling details from a text and I thought this book would be a great way to do just that while we also incorporating some creative skills and gluing skills.
We loved creating our own version of the Mixed Up Chameleon.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Interact with and recall details from a text that was read aloud

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Required Materials

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Mixed Up Chameleon Template

*Construction Paper



Step #1
Print and cut out the Mixed Up Chameleon Template.
Step #2
Read the Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle to your Lil’.
Step #3
When you read the page about the chameleon wanting to be white like a polar bear, glue the white chameleon to the construction paper.

Continue this process for each page.

Teacher Tip

If you haven’t read this book to your Lil’ yet, be sure to do so before doing this activity. This breaks the book up into pieces while you pause to do art. If this were your first time reading the book, it would be really choppy and hard to follow. If it is the second or third time reading it, this activity allows your Lil’ to draw the information out in a more fluid way because they already know what is going on in the book.

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