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Tracing Shadows

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

  • Chalk

Directions

  1. Stand in the full sun and have your child strike a pose.
  2. Quickly trace the shadow with chalk.

Extensions

  • Strike different poses.
  • Return to the same place several hours later and repeat. Talk about what happened to the shadows.
  • Color in features and clothing.
  • Throw water on the pictures to erase them and begin again.
  • Trace the shadows of other objects.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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