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Keep these ideas in your “bag of tricks” and add one or more of them to a sunny day out. Or, grab a flashlight at night and have fun in or outdoors! Your kids will develop body, mind and spirit as they move, play and experiment with sunlight and shadows.
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- stand on one foot
- get really big or small
- get wide or skinny
- spell words
- do the arm wave
- join other shadow(s) to make a shape (circle, heart, square, triangle, etc) or cool designs
- give a high five or handshake to someone else’s shadow without the two people touching
- hide inside someone else’s shadow
- do some mindful movement (e.g. lion pose, cobra pose, star pose, mountain pose )
- turn into a creature from nature (lions, tigers, spiders, deer, birds...you name it!)
- turn into a character from imagination (from princesses to warriors to medusa, the possibilities are endless)
- use sidewalk chalk or nature treasures (e.g. sticks, stones, leaves) to trace shadows striking a pose
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