Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guest Post Learning Activity: Fun with Shadows by Nicole (The Activity Mom)

I can't believe how fast the summer is flying by! There is still time to take advantage of the sun and have fun with shadows.
Here's what you do:
Have your child stand in the driveway so that they can see their shadow.
Use sidewalk chalk to trace their shadow.
Switch and have them trace yours.
This activity works well for all ages. When I tried it with my son, he was about 2 1/2 so he was just fascinated by the shadow and the tracing. Older children can really get creative with silly poses and trying to fit their shadow back into the outline. They could try to make their shadow into the shape of a letter and spell their name. The possibilities are endless.
A big thank you to Shonda for having me here today at Milk N' Honey Learn and Grow! 
**Nicole is the author of The Activity Mom.  She is a wife and mother of 2 children.  She has taken a break from teaching to focus on her children.  So, she started blogging to share all of her great teaching ideas with us.  I "met" Nicole on Blog Frog and am so glad to have her as a guest on Milk N' Honey.  Be sure to stop by and say "hi" to Nicole and thank her for her contribution.

1 comment:

The Activity Mom said...

Thanks again for having me!