We’ve been having some very cold weather (and a whole lot of snow) lately! I’m definitely ready for some warmer weather, and hoping Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow tomorrow! Olivia had no idea what I was talking about when I tried to explain Groundhog’s Day to her, so we went to You Tube and watched the video of Punxsutawney Phil from 2015. She still had a very confused look on her face, but loved today’s shadow activity!
Last night, while she was sleeping, I gathered a bunch of items (a plastic tea cup, hair bow, fork, sunglasses, dress up shoe, and a tiara). My plan was to use a flashlight to display shadows of these objects on the wall and it worked great! I was able to use my husband’s flashlight, which has a button that locks the flashlight in the on position. I placed the flashlight on one of Olivia’s chairs, and stood a cardboard box next to it so that she couldn’t peek at the objects. I sat behind the chair, holding up each of the objects, one by one, in front of the flashlight. Olivia had a ton of fun guessing the names of each of the objects!
Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow does not scare him back into his hole for 6 more weeks of winter!