Explore and Play: Shadow Hide and Seek

Hide your shadow! 

Key Science Concepts

  • A shadow is made when an object blocks the light.

Directions

Tell children that you will play a game of Shadow Hide and Seek!

  1. Find a spot to play that has lots of sun as well as shade (trees, playground equipment, etc.)
  2. Explain that the object of the game is to hide your shadow so the person who is “it” can’t see it.
  3. Tell children that you will hide your eyes and count to ten. While you do that, they should hide their shadow. Ask, Where would be a good place to go to make your shadow disappear?
  4. When you’ve finished counting, uncover your eyes and say “Freeze!” Then walk around and see if you can spot anyone’s shadow peeking out from a shady spot. If so, then that child is “it.”
  5. Finish by asking children what the best spots are to hide their shadow. (In another shadow!)