Shadow drawing is a simple but fun outdoor art activity for kids. "In the morning a.) or late afternoon p.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of object
Trace the shadow of your sculpture - foil figure or another object with a clearly identifiable shape. Ask, "If I hold the light here, will the shadow move?" Explore how the shadow elongates and shortens as the light is moved.
Light Table Mandalas with various materials. We’ve used buttons, glass beads, shells, and bottle caps.The children are constantly looking for more small material collections to use in their Mandalas. A mandala ritual can be a very empowering.
Shadow puppets are a great way to keep children engaged in a story. The only tough part is making the supplies. You can get a white sheet and attach it to pvc pipe or wood for a reusable scene. Then use felt finger puppets as the characters.