Welcome to Taartrovers at Home. Today, we are watching a film in which ordinary objects are magically transformed by light into animals, landscapes and wonderful stories. After the film, you are going to play and create magic with light and shadows yourself!
Good to know
The film lasts 1 minute and is suitable for kids aged 3 and up.
First, collect everything you need:
● anything that lets the sunlight shine through, such as a glass, a (coloured) plastic bottle with or without water, a filled up balloon, colander, glass marbles, etc.
● anything that does not let the sunlight shine through, but rather creates funny shadows
● pocket mirror
● paper (white or coloured)
● black fineliner, crayons, markers, pens, or paint, to draw with
Place one of the objects on white paper in the light of the sun or a lamp. Look at the shadow that falls on the paper.
What do you see?
Draw funny things with a marker or pencil so that the shadow looks even more like what you already saw in it.
Play tag with the sun. You can “catch” the sunlight and reflect it with a mirror. Try to “tag” someone by shining the light on their stomach, back or leg.
Did you do it? then it’s your playmates turn. Beware: don’t shine in each other’s eyes.