Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shadow Theater Guessing Game

When the sun isn't bright outdoors, you can still explore shadows inside with a make-shift shadow theater.  I'm sure you did this when you were a kid, right?!!

You need:
Two chairs
White sheet
Household objects

1)  Set two chairs a few feet apart.  Drape with a white sheet.  Set up a lamp behind the sheet.

2)  Let the children explore shadows using their hands, arms, and legs.

3)  Play a shadow guessing game.  I had each girl pick a few items from her room, sit on the chair, and hold an item in front of the lamp.  The rest of us sat on the other side and guessed what she was holding up! 

I left it set up for a little while so they could experiment!



Blogger Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

What a wonderful idea! We've done this with a simple cardboard box, from which we cut off the top and bottom, then taped white paper over one empty side and took turns guessing what object the other person was holding inside (with a flashlight shining in the back - if that makes sense!). It's a great idea for groundhog day! I'm going to try to fit this in to our day tomorrow. :)

February 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM  

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