Our kitchen table is usually filled with markers, paper, Pokemon, and LEGO. I looked over one afternoon and saw my son drawing shadows with whatever latest LEGO invention he had going on at the moment. I snapped a few photos to show just what a little boredom, observation, and creativity can do for an afternoon. When you stop to think about it, this simple activity of drawing shadows combines so many learning opportunities, but really my son thought it was just regular old playtime.
DRAWING SHADOWS WITH LEGO
AWESOME EASY STEAM ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
Come meal time, we are usually pushing aside the days play including poster board, LEGO pieces, markers, minifigures, tape, glue, scissors, and the list goes on and on. This summer I haven’t even bothered cleaning it up because I know it will come out right away. In fact, we are even know to draw together while we eat. He is obsesses with Pokemon crafts right now.
Our kitchen is especially sunny in the mornings, and I looked over to see my son drawing shadows! He was like “look mom, the LEGO make shadows aren’t they cool?” He wanted to see what he could build that would make interesting shadows, so he brought out more LEGO pieces trying to find unusual pieces.
LEGO, MARKERS, PAPER, SUNLIGHT
I get really excited when he observes something cool and chooses to color! If you are looking for a neat, no fuss STEAM activity for kids to do, this is it! Plus you can get your kids drawing shadows with just about anything that casts a shadows including themselves! In fact, you can make a human sundial out of drawing your kids shadows!
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I didn’t realize how simple but engaging drawing shadows would be, so I had to join the fun.
No big plans for the day? Take this LEGO shadow drawing project inside or outside.
DRAWING SHADOWS COMBINES ART AND SCIENCE!
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