- Charlip, Remy. MOTHER, MOTHER, I FEEL SICK.
- Asch, Frank. BEAR SHADOW.
- Freeman, Don. GREGORY’S SHADOW.
- Hoban, Tana. SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS.
- Narahashi, Keiko. I HAVE A FRIEND.
- Stevenson, Robert Louis. MY SHADOW.
- Balian, Lorna. GARDEN FOR A GROUNDHOG.
- Kroll, Steven. IT’S GROUNDHOG DAY!
- Anno, Mitsumasa. IN SHADOWLAND.
- Dorros, Arthur. MY AND MY SHADOW.
- Farber, Norma. RETURN OF THE SHADOWS.
- Morrison, Vicky. SO SHY.
- Berge, Claire. WHOSE SHADOW IS THIS? A LOOK AT ANIMAL SHAPES
- Chorao, Kay. SHADOW NIGHT.
- Swinburne, Stephen. GUESS WHOSE SHADOW?
- Bartolos, Michael. SHADOWVILLE.
- Inkpen, Mick. KIPPER’S MONSTER.
- Robison, Nancy. TEN TALL SOLDIERS.
- Roth, Susan. CREAK, THUMP, BONK.
- Seuss, Dr. THE SHAPE OF ME AND OTHER STUFF.
- Tompert, Ann. NOTHING STICKS LIKE A SHADOW.
- Shaw, Charles. IT LOOKED LIKE SPILT MILK.
- Daly, Niki. PAPA LUCKY’S SHADOW.
- Schertle, Alice. WILLIAM AND GRANDPA.
- Dunbar, Fiona. YOU’LL NEVER GUESS.
Shadow Hunt: give kids flashlights and dim the lights so they can create shadows with different objects in the room.
Whose Shadow: ahead of time, cut out the “shadow” of objects on black construction paper and put it on other paper, and ask kids to identify what the shadow belongs to.
Shadow Puppets: if you don’t have a shadow puppet stage with lamp, you can use an overhead projector to project the figures onto a blank wall. The kids love it because it’s something they wouldn’t normally see very often. Perform a well-known song like “Old MacDonald” or a story like “Three Billy Goats Gruff” that translate well into shadow figures.
“See My Shadow” (to the tune of Frere Jacques)
See my shadow (2x);
Move this way (2x).
Doing things that I do (2x);
Follow me, he seems to say.
Shadow, Shadow, turn around.
Shadow, shadow, touch the ground.
Shadow, shadow, dance on your toes.
Shadow, shadow, touch your nose.
Shadow, shadow, jump up now.
Shadow, shadow, take a bow.
Shadow, shadow, stomp your feet.
Quiet as a mouse now…. Shadow, shadow, take a seat.
Don’t say a word!
Make stick puppets: use the outline of a person on which the child could color in clothes, face or glue on a pair of pants and a shirt–using very simple pieces. They could add some yarn for hair. Then have them attach the same outline on another stick, but this time cut the outline in black construction paper to serve as the shadow.