Oh no! The wolf is after Little Red Riding Hood, help design a new cape for her that will help her hide from the wolf.
Objective: Using the principles of camouflage, learners will design a new cape for Little Red Riding Hood.
STEAM Challenge: What color do you think would help Little Red Riding Hood hide in the forest?
Little Red Riding Hood Printable Pack or Construction Paper, Scissors
Step 1: Read Little Red Riding Hood.
Step 2: Pose the question “Do you think a red cape would be easy or hard to see in the trees?”
Brainstorm some of the colors found in the woods/nature. Observe the colors you see outside or in the forest photograph.
Cut out little red riding hood and her different colored capes.
Step 3: Make observations about the cape.
Option 1: Hold up to each colored cape to Little Red Riding Hood hiding in the forest. Make observations about what you see.
Option 2: Take your Red Riding Hood outside and make observations about her cape against the trees and plants.
Step 4: Draw a picture of Red Riding Hood in a new camouflage cape. Click here to download the drawing prompt.
What did you notice about her new cape?
Did the color blend in with the colors of the forest?
Why do you think that would help her hide from the wolf?
If the color didn’t blend in, why might that be a problem?
Literature Connection: Little Red Riding Hood
Science: Introduce the word camouflage. Talk about how this helps animals hide from predators. (Hank from “Finding Dory” is a great example of this!!)
Technology: Look up animal and human camouflage on the Internet; compare them to Red’s new cape.
Engineering: Draw a trap to keep the big bad wolf at bay.
Art: Draw a picture of a camouflage cape.
Math: Look at fabric at the craft store, talk about how much a new cape would cost Red’s mother to make.