Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Toilet Paper Roll Groundhog
Groundhog coloring page
Create your own groundhog report

This is a fun day for older kids. Take your child's prediction of whether or not the groundhog will see its shadow. It's also a great day to explore shadows!

Shadow Activity: Use a flashlight to cast your child's shadow on the wall. Have them sit with so you can cast a shadow of their profile onto a piece of white paper. Trace the profile shadow. Attach to a black piece of black construction paper to cut out the "shadow" (basically you are just using your traced profile as a stencil). Here is another method from Wondertime that doesn't require a lot of involvement from your child (you could make as a keepsake of your toddler). But I'd recommend the first method for older kids to help them learn more about shadows.