Kirknewton Primary School

Monday outdoor learning


If it is sunny today you can try these activities. Remember never look directly at or into the sun! If there is no sun today you could switch off the lights and use a torch indoors instead.


Use building blocks, dinosaurs or dolls to make shadow shapes you can draw around. You can draw on paper or the ground. How does the shadow change if you rotate the block? Is the shadow different at different times of day? Can you make a sundial or a human sundial. How does the length of the shadows change during the day? What do you notice?

You could colour your shadow in with chalk or water or decorate it with natural materials.

Other things to do.

  • Dance with your shadow. …
  • Experiment with Shadows. …
  • Make Shadow art
  • Make Shadow stories. Can you make a shadow puppet of your favourite book character?

Thanks to rhythms of play and Pinterest, go to their websites for more ideas.


  1. This looks like so much fun Miss Hocking! I saw a wonderful idea on where someone made a whole dinosaur scene on a piece of paper and drew around it. I can’t wait to see what our very creative children do!

  2. Yes Ms Payne, that’s what gave me the idea !

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