Draw a variety of simple geometric shapes, animals or objects. We start with the simplest possible, and then gradually introduce more complicated characters. Draw a circle, square, triangle, heart, rectangle and rhombus. Let the child paint shapes and then cut them out. On the blank paper, draw outlines of all shapes and paint them in gray or black color. The child’s task is to put the right shadow on each shape (Image 1).

Image 1. Shapes and shadows

We can put a piece of double-layer sticky tape on the back side of the shadows so they will not fall off the paper.

Download the template for this activity HERE.

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