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This week we had a lot of fun reading about the funny little creature called a groundhog! Groundhog’s Day is the perfect time to learn about shadows.
We read “The Night Before Groundhog’s Day” by Natasha Wing, and also a book about shadows called “The Black Rabbit” by Philippa Leathers.
Any easy way to explain shadows to younger children is simply saying that a shadow is made when something blocks light. Some ideas to help children understand shadows are:
Go outside on a sunny day and trace your child’s shadow with chalk. If the sun is not shining, that’s okay! Use a flashlight indoors for some shadow fun.
Have your child pick some toys to take outside when the sun is shining and have them trace the shadows of their toys.
Play Shadow Tag! Shadow Tag is a fun game that is the same as regular tag except instead of touching the person you are chasing, you step on their shadow. Once you step on their shadow, they become “it”!
Our Letter of the Week is W! Walk around your home and find things that begin with W. What will you find?
Here are some other easy things to do for the letter W:
Play with Water
Pretend you are a Worm
Take a walk and talk about Winter
Sing the Wheels on the Bus
Make a Winter Watermelon
Watermelons in Winter
Dark green paper
Light green paper
Cut a large watermelon shape out of dark green, cut one slightly smaller out of light green, and a still smaller red one. Glue these to resemble a slice of watermelon. Dip your thumb into the black finger-paint and then place them on the red part of your watermelon to make the seeds.
This website has a ton of fun, easy, FREE, alphabet activities and more! You can even print out your own FREE alphabet cards with pictures. Check it out at: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/letter-w/.