Tracing Shadows - FamilyEducation

Tracing Shadows

Stand in the sun in different positions, and give your toddler a chance to trace the shadows your body makes.


  • 10 to 15 minutes


  • Chalk


  1. Stand in the full sun and have your child strike a pose.
  2. Quickly trace the shadow with chalk.


  • Strike different poses.
  • Return to the same place several hours later and repeat. Talk about what happened to the shadows.
  • Color in features and clothing.
  • Throw water on the pictures to erase them and begin again.
  • Trace the shadows of other objects.