Shadow Play: How to Play With Your Own Shadow

Do your kids like to play with chalks? Then let them try this cool DIY shadow play!

All you need is some sun and chalks.

Let’s dive right in:

shadow play

Shadow Play

My kids love to be outside and paint, so why not combine these two things and learn about shadows in a fun way.

Here is what you will need for it:


  • chalks

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  • let one child stand in the sun while the other is tracing the shadow
  • let them switch so every child has his own figure
  • afterward, they can color their image

General Knowledge

  • How are shadows formed: Shadows are formed through blocking the light from hiding the ground.

Now I would like to hear from you! How did your kids enjoyed this fun shadow play activity?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now. I love to hear from you!

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