If it’s a sunny day, teach your child about their shadow. Can they get away from it? Can they change its shape?

What you need

A sunny day

You and your child


Develops coordination and balance

Observational skills and having fun

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier. 

How long will it take?

1 hr

What to do

  1. Ask your child to stand with the sun behind them, then show them their shadow.
  2. Chase it, jump on it, wiggle your fingers and be a monster!  You could join in too with some shadow fun of your own. Remember, though, even little shadow monsters have to wear sunscreen.

    boy's shadow