Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fun with Shadows

Marie randomly picked this book from the library last week...

Find it on Amazon
It's about a little king who was not very brave. He had ten tall soldiers and a little boy named Peter to protect him. Every different room the king entered, he saw a new and scarier "monster" which were actually his shadows. He left soldiers in each room to keep watch for the "monsters." In the end, the little boy named Peter figured out that the king was seeing his shadow and they all laughed. Peter was so brave, he was promoted to a real soldier. And the king was never scared of his shadow again.

Time to play!

Marie has had a fascination with shadows for a long time. So I was excited about this book. After reading it, we went outside on the trampoline and made our own monsters with our shadows. Followed, of course, by trying to jump on each others' shadows.

Jack did not understand shadows while we were out on the trampoline, but over the last few days he's definitely gotten it. He gets very excited when he sees his! I love getting to watch my babies learn.

Time for school!

I just came across this activity recently...

Find a bunch of these at THIS site.
Match the picture with its shadow. Jack is amazingly good at these!

The sun is finally shining around these parts so go play with your shadows! Most mornings the last week has involved a Jack shadow monster...

Linking up HERE.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails