Exploring Shadows

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When I heard the weather report for this weekend, I was overjoyed. I could not wait to get outdoors with the family.  I asked my daughter what she wanted to do & she wanted to bring her building blocks outside & play. We brought them out & began to build with them in the driveway.

Exploring shadow & light with blocks, bodies & nature painting. These are wonderful spring & summer activities that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light outdoors*This post contains affiliate links*

I also had an idea that I found at the Creative by Nature website. I had seen it a while ago & could not wait to try it with my little girl. Find a shadow in your yard & lay down a piece of paper in its path. We found this lovely shadow.

Painting shadows with watercolors - this is a wonderful spring or summer art project that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light and nature

I showed my daughter how the plant cast its shadow on the paper & invited her to paint with me.

Painting shadows with watercolors - this is a wonderful spring or summer art project that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light and nature Painting shadows with watercolors - this is a wonderful art project that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light and nature

She accepted without hesitation & began to paint the shadow.

What this project sparked was hours of shadow exploration. After my little girl finished her painting, she excitedly jumped up & went on the hunt for more shadows.

She made shadows with her body.

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We traced the shadows of our head.

Painting shadows with watercolors - this is a wonderful art project that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light and nature

We outlined & colored each others shadows with chalk.

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Our hunt for shadows eventually brought us back to our building blocks that we had brought out earlier.

Exploring shadow & light with blocks. This is a wonderful activity that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light outdoors

Here are some of our fun shadow creations.

Exploring shadow & light with building blocks. This is a wonderful spring or summer activity that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light outdoors

We had a long fun day of shadows & play. When we were done, this little one was ready for a nap & so was I.

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Exploring shadow & light with blocks, bodies & nature painting. These are wonderful spring & summer activities that you can do with your kids while exploring shadow & light outdoors

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  1. So excited that the weather is getting nicer and warmer here now, too. Love your outdoor activities you shared here, as they look like so much fun and may need to try with the girls now!! 🙂

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