Today was an on-and-off sunny day, but in those brief moments of sunshine we squeezed in a quick little chalk drawing project that’s a great way to help children look at things from a new perspective, which is a key ingredient in creative thinking.
I talked to N about a plan to draw our shadows earlier in the day, and lamented that it was too cloudy to try it out. When she spotted a break in the weather she was excited to head out and unpack the shadow drawing mystery. And her butterfly wings and bike, which were all her doing, were dynamic props for the activity.
What you need
- Sidewalk Chalk
- A sunny Day with a low sun. 2-3 hours before or after noon would probably be a good time to try this out.
We found a good spot with relatively smooth asphalt, and I asked N to choose a color for the drawing. What is it with this child and pink?! She watched closely as I traced around her shadow, and made every effort to hold her bike steady while I captured her image. It reminded me of those wonderful old daguerreotypes, or photos, of people who sat for their portraits for 15-25 seconds! I invited N to try her hand at tracing, but she wasn’t at all interested. I think it was a bit too challenging for her (she’s 34 months). Plus, she was busy being butterfly girl on a bike. Bank Hacking Software, Bank Hacking Tools, Bank Account Hacking Software, Hacked Bank Account Details, How To Hack A Bank Account, Bank Hacking Forum, Russian Hackers Forum, Bank Transfer Hacker, Legit Bank Transfer Hacker, Bank Transfer Hackers Forum, Bank Hack Add Unlimited Money, GET INSTANT FUNDING FOR YOUR BUSINESS FROM BANK HACKERS AND BUY UNLIMITED MONEY TRANSFER FROM RUSSIAN HACKERS OVER $20 MILLION. Bank Loans For Bad Credit, Startup Business Loans, Bank Loans Online, Bank Loans Chase Bank, Loans For Students, Bank Loans For Cars, Bank Loans Interest Rate, Bank Loans For Homes, Bank Loans Coronavirus, Bank Loans For Businesses, Bank Loans For Startups, Bank Loans For Start Up Business, Student Bank Loans. Ya know?
- Take turns drawing shadows and being traced.
- Invite your child to dream up props as shadow enhancements (akin to N’s wings and bike).
- Draw shadows of inanimate objects: chairs, toys, tables, etc.
- Distort reality by tracing part of a shadow literally, and other parts abstractly.
What else could you do with Shadow Drawings?
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