Exploring Shadow Puppets – Laura Numeroff

Exploring Shadow Puppets - Laura Numeroff - 3Dinosaurs.com

This months author is Laura Numeroff. We have been having fun reading each of her books that we have in the house. the girls picked If You Give a Moose a Muffin for our book to do an activity. We did a repeat of something we had done over the winter break. We had done some shadow puppets with Safari Ltd. They saw the part of the book that had the puppet show and wanted to do the shadows on the walls and have shadow puppets.


What you need: Safari Ltd or any other figure that stands, small table, flashlight and blank wall.

We had been playing with the new Safari Ltd figures. We were taking pictures of them in groups with new and old. It was a lot of fun. They had all cats, reptiles, farm, and various other themes. We had a fun time of it. During this play and taking the pictures, the girls noticed shadows on the wall from the flash. Our play turned into doing shadows.

Exploring Shadow Puppets - Laura Numeroff - 3Dinosaurs.com

We set up the table and got a flashlight. We shined the light on the figure and took pictures.

Exploring Shadow Puppets - Laura Numeroff - 3Dinosaurs.com

We started by setting up simple scenes for the play. It was load of fun. You can see some of the shadow play from our time. We did this over several nights.

Exploring Shadow Puppets - Laura Numeroff - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can never know what fun you will have. We did a few with ponies and dinosaurs as well this last time. It was lots of fun to make our own shadow theater.

Exploring Shadow Puppets - Laura Numeroff - 3Dinosaurs.com

What kind of puppet show would you do?

Here are some of the books you can read by Laura Numeroff:

Here is the list of all the bloggers that are apart of the Virtual Book Club.


Don’t forget to link up your Laura Numeroff posts.

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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10 Responses to Exploring Shadow Puppets – Laura Numeroff

  1. I never thought about using this type of toy for shadow puppets. Love it and can’t wait to try it out!

  2. lej says:

    Yes… I love this idea for shadow puppets! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  3. Suzy says:

    We are a huge fan of Safari TOOBs but we never thought to use them this way before. So simple it is genius. Pinned.

    Found via the Hands-On Play Party.

  4. Love love love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing and hosting the Virtual Book Club for Kids this month featuring Laura Numeroff. I wonder what kind of story they can come up with during the shadow puppet play!

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