Are your kids in the dark about what causes shadows? Shadows are part of everyday life. But they can be quite mysterious for kids.
Enlighten your kids about shadows with these experiments that will give them hands-on insight into how shadows are created and the difference between transparent, translucent, and opaque.
These ideas are great for Groundhog Day, Halloween, or any day. Take the fear out of the dark by learning about how shadows are made.
So turn out the lights, grab a flashlight, and get ready for some fun with shadows.
Fun with Flashlights
Flashlights (One per player)
This is like regular I Spy except in the dark. Wait for nightfall or darken a room by turning off the lights and blocking off the light from any windows. Give each player a flashlight.
Select someone to go first. That player will pick an object in the room and will say, “I spy something _____.” The player should say the color of the object or a description of the object. Older children can describe the shadow of an object in the room.
The other players will use their flashlights to try to find the object. Whoever guesses correctly will be the next person to spy an object.
Read More: Easy Shadow Experiments and Activities for Kids.