Make Your Own Projectors & Shadow Show
What You’ll Need:
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- Clear plastic wrap
- Rubber bandsStickers
- Small flashlight
What You’ll Do:
- Place plastic wrap over one end of the toilet paper roll and secure with a rubber band.
- Place a sticker in the middle of the plastic wrap.
- Turn off the lights!
- Shine a flashlight through the open end of the roll and point the projector towards a wall or ceiling.
- Create a shadow show!
Play Prompt: Make multiple projectors with different shapes and use them to tell a story.
What Kids Learn
How to Support the Play
- Ask lots of questions. Especially ones without a yes/no or right/wrong answer. “Why do you think that happened?” or “What do you think will happen next?”
- Talk about what you see a child doing as they do it. Be a play-by-play announcer. You’ll notice little things that reveal how a child is learning. “I see how you…” and “I noticed that you…”
H/T: Mom and museum goer, Megan B.
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