Fun With Shadows

May emotions

Our friends at Still Playing School have a great idea to use shadows to teach children about their emotions.  This is a great way to play outside in the sun to learn about spatial relations and make shadows. Children can use sidewalk chalk to draw different emotion faces on the shadows. They can also learn about social cues when they move their bodies in different ways to show anger, happiness or sadness. This is a great way to begin the conversation of emotions and what they look like.  Even toddlers can get in on the fun!

Author:  Lisa Poppe, Extension Educator | The Learning Child
Image Source:  Still Playing School

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One thought on “Fun With Shadows

  1. Reblogged this on Home Wise! Family Smart! and commented:
    The sun just popped out here in Lincoln, Nebraska! What a great time to think about “shadows”. The Learning Child team from Nebraska Extension shares ideas and lessons on using shadows to help children learn about emotions! Give it a try with your children or grandchildren!

    Have a great day!
    Soni Cochran, Extension Associate
    Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

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