Forest Shadows


R was 17 months old at the time of this activity


Boom Boom Ain’t it Great to be Crazy – Boom, Boom Ain’t it Great to be Crazy is a song on the album  by Countdown Kids with lots of silly lyrics that older kids will surely appreciate!  R enjoyed the beat and had fun dancing along to the music.


1. Creeping Shadows

IMG_9689I used the “under the starts” box from yesterday to make a forest scene.  In the box, I taped in a variety of forest animal silhouettes and trees that I cut out using my Cricut Machine (Create-a-Critter cartridge) to make the scene.  R used the flash light to cast shadows onto the scene.  I played our song for the day in the background and I talked about what animals were hiding in our shadow forest.  R pointed to and named the birds and called the other forest animals “doggie”.


Extension Activities:
a. Allow the child to use the forest scene as a story starter.  Either scribe the story for the child or have him/her write one on his/her own.
b. With older children, research what animals live in the forest and add descriptions of the forest habitat to the forest scene.

2. Leaf Prints

IMG_9712 IMG_9701We used the leaves we found on the forest floor from our outdoor play to paint and then make prints with.  R painted the leaves and I created the prints.  The printed paper can be used as wrapping paper or a background for a greeting card.

Check out the rest of the Camping Theme:
1. Camp Out!
2. Fishing for S’mores
3. Spying Coloured Birds
4. Forest Shadows
5. Glowing Fire

4 thoughts on “Forest Shadows

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