Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Playing With Shadows

We had fun this afternoon using chalk and our shadows to practice emotions and storytelling.


* chalk
* some lovely sunshine!

I drew some expressions on the ground using chalk, making them roughly the same dimensions as the shadows we were casting at the time.

Then it was just a matter of lining ourselves up to give our shadows different 'faces'. It was hilarious!

I asked Bubble questions based on emotions and feelings ("how do you feel about playgroup", "how do you feel about bath time" etc...) and she moved her shadow to her 'answer'.

We did some storytelling where we took turns making up a story and the other person had to act it out with us. Next time we'll have to draw in some scenery and other props! I'm thinking we could make different places, like a park or rooms of a house.

After initially just standing back watching for awhile even Squeak got into it :-D


  1. I love this idea! It's cheap and simple, yet fun and educational. You are so creative! I like your idea of adding extra scenery, too.

  2. What a simple but effective idea, so cute too!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  3. What a great idea! So simple but so many options. We will be playing with this!