We're hoping that Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see his shadow this week! However, we were excited to talk about our shadows today.
Little J and I read an excerpt from Usbornes' First Encyclopedia of Science and then did a little internet researching to learn more about shadows (I'll list our links below).
One of the kids received a flashlight for Christmas that you can attach different lenses to and make shapes appear on another object. We tried making shadows in a bright room, dark room, up close and far away.
Then we made shadow puppets with another flashlight. Finally, we went outside and tried to make different shadow shapes on the ground with our bodies.