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THE EARTH, THE SUN, AND YOU!

Ever wonder why your shadow is a shape shifter as the day goes on? Or why people across the Earth have different day and night times?  Let Air Zoo educator, Karn, get you started in this video!

 

BODY SHADOW SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

HUMAN SUNDIAL

Make an X on the driveway or sidewalk with chalk. Then each hour, go outside and trace your little one’s shadow while they stand on the X. Talk about how the light changes as the earth moves around the sun casting different shadows. 

Need chalk? Request a Body Shadows and Outdoor Play TinkerLab Supply Kit for curbside pickup!

 

OTHER SHADOW ART

Put paper on the ground and stand toys up. Help your little one trace the shadows. Talk about what you see and how the shadows change over time. Are the shadows still in the same place as the outline if you leave them and come back two hours later?

 

MAKE CHALK PAINT

Chalk paint is a fun way to fill in the chalk outline of your child’s shadow that you drew. Mix up a batch of one of these recipes and give your little one a big paint brush.

 

FOR MORE FUN IDEAS, TRY THESE

Watch a YDL storytime on YouTube and sing along! There’s a new live storytime each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning. 

SUMMER CHALLENGE SECRET CODE

SILHOUETTE

Read on Hoopla

Read a book about Shadows for preschoolers available on Hoopla.