Monday, January 31, 2011

Shadow and Light Play

Groundhog Day happens this week and offers a perfect opportunity to experiment with shadow and light.
Out came the overhead projector.
 We used little plastic flat animals and different shaped wood (like popsicle sticks, flat and round).
I heard stories of houses built for the animals and one child went and got people to add to their house. 
Parents were reinforcing the names of each animal and what sounds they make.
 It was interesting to watch when children realized that what they did on the glass showed up on the board.
Sometimes they were just interested in the light.
At the craft table we had sponges and flat shapes to make shadow prints.

Also for our daily question when we sign in was "Which shadow do you choose today?