for Chameleon Day
students will identify, write about, and illustrate
- "My Many Colored
Days" by Dr. Seuss.
- Paper and writing
- Art Materials to
illustrate their writings. (Paint, colored
chalk, colored pencils, crayons, etc.)
- The following procedure
may be combined to meet the required Language Arts Objective and
the Art Objective for the day.
- Read My Many Colored
Days by Dr. Seuss.
- Brainstorm and list on
chart paper as many feelings as the students are able
- Have the students make
suggestions for what feelings different colors can
represent. For example, "On a pink day I
- Pass out the paper and
writing materials. Have the students complete
the thought "On a _________ day I feel
__________." Older students may expand
further on what contributed to their feeling a certain
way. Younger students may need adult assistance
in completing the sentence.
- Pass out the art materials
and have the students illustrate their writings.
This step of the process may be combined to complete
the daily Art Lesson as well.
- Identify on a map where
chameleons live; Africa, Madagascar, Spain, southern
Europe, Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, and the Seychelles
- Have a specific lesson on
Madagascar since it is home to many species of
chameleons. The following links will be helpful;
Madagascar: Up Close And Personal, Explore
Madagascar, and Animals
- Since Chameleons can
change their colors in
response to temperature and light, conduct a lesson on
how people dress to fit their environments.