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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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