Light-Shadow tracing ~ so simple, yet so brilliant. It was this picture that inspired me to get the old light projectors from the school storage, and do a tracing activity for Groundhog Day. The kids loved the light and shadow experiment.
DIY Drawing and tracing using shadows: great craft/art for kids too. "Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines…."… great idea for tracing. Take a quick pic then don't have to worry about sun changing places.
Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture the developing math skills. Remember: every tree grows at a different rate, check the average growth rate of the tree rings too and compare.