Shadow Play

Shapes with shadows!

Shadow Play
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Shadow Play

Turn off the lights in a room of your house. Shine a flashlight on the wall and hold your hand up to the light to create different shapes and animals. Encourage your child to make shapes and animals of their own! Let them explore the shapes their hands make on the wall. Encourage them to put on a “shadow show” and make up a story.

Estimated Time: 30 minutes

Materials: A flashlight and a wall

Subject: Imagination and science

About this resource

Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Home

Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family

Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
  • Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)

Reviewed: 2021