Shadow Ideas


After explaining and discussing shadows, use a projector to create the child’s silhouette on a piece of black paper. Trace it with a white crayon or chalk. Cut out and mount on contrasting paper. This makes a nice keepsake for parents. Children love to see what they look like in profile!! Can also use this as a introduction to President’s Day, since Lincoln and Washington are frequently seen in silhouette.


During a unit on shadows, let the children create and draw their own shadows by putting a black piece of construction paper on the wall. Shine the light of a projector on the paper. Let the children draw with white crayon or chalk the shadows that they create. Display.


 

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.