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Intentional Activity:

Shadow Puppets

Shine a flashlight against a wall or a hung up sheet and make shadow puppets!

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This activity can be as simple as a few hand puppets or as creative and involved as you want to get. Below are a few ideas to take it to the next level!

- Cut out shapes, animals, or characters.
- Grab a book and act it out with your shadows as you read along.
- Take turns making different shapes or animals with your hands have the other person try and guess what they are.
- Create an entire scene from your child's favorite book or movie. Setup your camera to get a picture of it when complete!

At the end of the day, it is about quality time with your child. Be present, enjoy the moment.

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Chad Vrla

3-5, 6-8, 9-11

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Crafts, General Fun


Just for Fun


5-15min, 15-30min, 30min-1hr

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