Shadows and shade

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

These activities using shade and silhouettes will raise awareness of staying safe in the sun

Shadow on the ground

Activities in this article:

  1. Play safe in the sun
  2. Sun or shade
  3. Guess the shadow


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1. Play safe in the sun

Action game about gathering items to wear or hold in the sun

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

Development Matters: Manage body to create intended movements (22–36 months); go backwards and sideways as well as forwards (40–60+ months).

Early Learning Goal: Move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

Group size: Whole group.

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