Part of the Ezra Jack Keats Author Study
Invite children to explore their own shadows just like Peter does in the story. Shine a flashlight and encourage children to try moving in front of the light in different ways to see how their shadows move. Ask children to write sentences about their shadows.
Write the following sentences on the chalkboard:
- My shadow is tall and wavy.
- My shadow looks like a tree.
Help children complete sentences by writing what their shadow looks like. Invite them to draw a picture of their shadows.