Exploring Light with Shadow Puppets

This week we explored a hands-on activity to further explore how shadows work by making shadow puppets. These were very easy to make. The kids did the cutting so they can learn scissors skills.

The classroom is the theatre. We turned off the light but we turned on the projector to shine the light onto the screen so the kids can use the screen on the wall to create the shadows. And that really amazed the kids to explore what happens when they move the shape closer to the wall and further from the wall. The shadow’s size changes! The teachers helped them put on their own puppet show.

This is a fun, hands-on activity with lights that combines fine motor skills and science. It was so much fun! Great job, kids!



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