Thursday, February 7, 2013

Theme Thursday: Me and My Shadow

It's hard to find enough good books for a story time on Groundhog's Day. But expand your theme to shadows and silhouettes and the ideas start rolling in.

Song: Good Morning Dear Earth

Flannel: Alphabet Soup- SHADOW

Song: Open, Shut Them

Book: The Foggy, Foggy Forest by Nick Sharrat

 Song: Shake Your Sillies Out from The Singable Songs Collection (20th Anniversary Special Edition)

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Flannel: Groundhog's Shadow 

Book: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

 Baby Bounce: Criss Cross, Line, Line

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Song: Turn Around from Getting to know Myself

Make and Take: Shadow Play

-construction paper
-white paper
-black paper
-glue sticks

Process: Before story time I cut out 5 shapes (tow truck, train, cat, dog, and elephant these were also the shadows that the groundhog saw in my version of Groundhog's Shadow) in both black and white. I glued the black "shadow" piece to a colorful piece of construction paper. After story time, the kids matched the white object piece to it's shadow piece, glued it on and decorated it.

Time: Prep took way too long. If you have accucut pieces, use those and it will go much more quickly. Craft took 15 minutes.

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