Shadow Play

Storytelling. Science. Seeing the world in a different way. What can children learn from playing with light and shadow?

Storytelling. Science. Seeing the world in a different way.

It’s amazing what children can learn from playing with light and shadow. Using their hands, household items or crafted objects they’ve made themselves, they can act out a story. Create an imaginary world. Or look at the differences between opaque, transparent, and translucent materials. This simple activity could be a simple drop-in session or a more structured workshop, and there are lots of ways to guide interesting, open discussions that boost creative and thinking skills.

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Get grab-and-go guides for our activities and adapt them for different spaces. We also include a campaign toolkit so you can spread the world about the Build a World of Play campaign. All available in 7 different languages.

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