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Enter the world of colour and help Cam the Chameleon do what chameleons do best – Change Colour!

He needs to use primary colours to help him create secondary colours so that he can be camouflaged anywhere, any time. Through hands-on activities, students will explore colours, tints and shades so that they can help Cam change colours just like the other chameleons!

 Take-Home: 2 Painting Crafts


  • Theme: Cam the Chameleon Colour Adventure
  • Activities: Problem solving activities, hands on experimentation mixing colours, explore transparent and opaque materials, create a beautiful painting using tints of colour, paint with an unexpected natural paint and explore colours of the rainbow.
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take-Home: Two completed paintings

This in-school workshop was a hit again! It was a wonderful experience for my class. The Presenter was very positive with the children and the helping parents. The children were enthusiastic and engaged and this was a direct reflection of the way the Presenter interacted with them. By taking part in this workshop, the kids had a lot of fun and were able to solidify their basic understanding of colors and gain new insights and knowledge too.

S.L., Grade 1 TeacherSir Alexander MacKenzie School

Everything aligned with our curriculum. The students were engaged with the activities at each center and the amount of time spent at each center was appropriate. The materials were relevant to the topics.

A.C., Grade 1 TeacherHoly Family School

I have booked this field trip for several years now. The consistency of the field trip and the variety of the stations is great. The students always have a wonderful time and learn a great deal as they move through the stations.

Grade 1 TeacherMary Hanley School

The hands-on activities helped the students review the key concepts from the unit. We were at the end of our unit so it was a great way for me to see and assess all that they had learned.

N.B., Grade 1 TeacherJean Vanier Catholic School

I really enjoyed the quality of the materials and information. The Presenter was wonderful and she was able to capture the interest of the students. The instructions are so easy for the parents to follow.

E.O., Grade 1 TeacherSt. Luke Catholic School
  • Identify colours in a variety of natural and manufactured objects.
  • Compare and contrast colours, using terms such as lighter than, darker than, more blue, brighter than.
  • Order a group of coloured objects, based on a given criterion.
  • Predict and describe changes in colour that result from the mixing of primary colours and from mixing a primary colour with white.
  • Distinguish colours that are transparent from those that are not. Students should recognize that some coloured liquids and gels can be seen through and are thus transparent and that other colours are opaque.
  • Demonstrate at least one way to separate sunlight into component colours.