Shadow Chalk Experiment
Activity DesignerJen Hansard
Kids are always fascinated by their shadows and, as a parent, it's such a joy to see them interact with themselves. This shadow chalk experiment is a great way for kids to understand how shadows work and also how the sun moves across the sky throughout the day.
One child is the model while the other child (or parent) traces their shadow as it shifts throughout the day. See what silly shadow poses your child can make!
How We Did It
Repeat this process throughout the day, about every 3 hours. We did this at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.