Shadow play

Age 6+

Activity Type

outdoor play

Activity Season

spring summer autumn

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Shadow play

Next time the sun shines, bring your shadow to life.

Collect twigs, seeds, pebbles and leaves from the woodland floor, then stand still and use them to fill in your shadow.

  • You’ll need a friend or a grown-up to help you.
  • Make lots of shadow people – stand in different positions to get different shapes
  • Can you make any shadow creatures?

Leave your shadow people behind for other people to find. They might decorate their own shadows!

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