The Malayan Horned Frog is a fascinating amphibian found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. This species has developed a unique form of camouflage to protect itself from predators and blend seamlessly into its surroundings. With its distinctive shape and colouration, the frog resembles a dead leaf or a piece of forest debris, making it incredibly difficult to spot.

In this article, we will explore this incredible adaptation and suggest a fun art activity to help students understand and appreciate the wonders of nature.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about animal adaptations through a fun art activity on how the Malayan Horned Frog uses its unique shape and coloration to blend into its environment.

It will help your child or student:

  1. Increase awareness of animal adaptations particularly camouflage and their importance in survival.
  2. Improve observation and critical thinking skills by studying the Malayan Horned Frog's unique camouflage adaptation.
  3. Enhance creativity and artistic expression by creating their own Malayan Horned Frog camouflage.

Let's get started!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about animal adaptation particularly from the perspective of the Malayan Horned Frog. Here's a good introduction video about animal adaptations in general:

Here's a video about the animal adaptation of camouflage i.e. blending into your environment:

Here's a video about an explorer's search for the Malayan Horned Frog:

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable learning challenge worksheets. Here are what it comprises of:

  • 3 x Malayan Horned Frog Camouflage Colouring Sheets

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