The weather has been so beautiful and I can see that the Spring season is coming. It isn't ideal that we all have to stay indoors in such wonderful weather, but there are still ways to have fun with and enjoy the sunlight even at home! The children have been noticing and playing with their shadows during outdoor play in the past few weeks, so I thought it would be fun to do an indoor activity about shadows as well.
On a sunny day like today, children can engage in a shadow tracing activity like this:
You can set up a table by a window with lots of sunlight and have the children trace the shadow of their favorite toys and block structures. If you have access to a backyard, this can also be a fun outdoor activity as well!
On dark and cloudy days, like tomorrow, you can alter the activity like this:
Instead of sunlight, you can use a flashlight to make shadows with blocks and toys. You can extend this activity to have the children explore with other household objects and even their own hands and feet!
I remember some of the children enjoyed games of "Shadow Tag" so I know their creativity can lead to some fun interactions.
I hope this activity adds more fun to your weeks!
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