Shadow Play

Renee from FIMBY submitted a great shadow play learning experience that she discovered in the June edition of Your Big Backyard.
Instructions
• Cut animal shapes out of thick paper, we used file folders and cardstock.
• Punch holes for decoration or to define features, like eyes.
• Hot-glue a popsicle stick to the bottom part.
• In a darkened room shine a flashlight on a plain wall. Hold puppets in front of light so they cast shadows.

Her daughter was inspired to write a poem, which is a wonderful literacy connection.

Rabbit
Cautious,
cautious 
wiggly
eared 
twitchy
nosed
bunny

Materials & Resources
More Shadow Lessons
Shadow Play by FamilyFun.com
Shadow Play Poem – Video

mariah

With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.

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