Tuesday, July 25, 2006


I think I mentioned before that B is interested in shadows at the moment. He's been querying why his shadow changes position and length at different times of the day, and he played a BBC website shadow game to learn all about it (and complete a little quiz). We used the 100 Science Experiments book from Usborne to make a shadow puppet theatre which was great fun.

We painted black trees at the edge of a large piece of white paper - this was our background. Then we cut out shapes of things, animals, people using white paper and stuck long sticks on them to use as the puppets (using objects/ornaments are good too). We sticky-taped the background between two chairs and added a table lamp behind to shine through. The shadows appeared when we placed the puppets infront of lamp, but behind the background. Kids had great fun with this!

Alien ship and jumping horse!

Horse pulling alien ship!


At 9:02 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

I love this idea. Will try it out when the weather permits insha'allah!

Thanks :)


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