Are they fascinated by the interaction of light and shadow?
Introduce them to the ancient Chinese art of shadow-puppet theater and put on your own family show. It’s easier than you think!
In this article, I’ll show you how to make simple shadow puppets to fit any story your kids can dream of and create your very own Chinese shadow theater to bring the silhouettes to life.
Your family will enjoy poetic evening shows and make lasting memories together.
Why Play With Shadows?
Shadows are mysterious, intriguing and fun. My kids love to play nighttime flashlight games. They enjoy casting shadows on the walls with their bed lamps, creating different shapes and creatures. And they’ve always been puzzled by their stretched shadows in the low light of a summer evening. I bet your kids like shadows, too.
Shadows have a fleeting, poetic quality, and playing with shadows will let your kids’ imaginations soar.
A shadow-puppet play provides everything you need to have a great family experience—it’s artistic, scientific, interactive, fun and easy to put together.
Does your family like to experience other cultures and try new foods?
Make some noise and ring in Chinese New Year with a bang, no matter where you live.
In this article, I’ll share 5 ways we celebrate the Lunar New Year in China and show you how to hold your own celebration with your kids (including a recipe they’ll love)—no plane ticket required!
Why Celebrate Chinese New Year?
Share the world with your kids. While they may be able to see just about anything on the Internet, those images don’t always give the whole picture. Teaching kids about cultures and customs from around the world provides some context.
Activities like celebrating Chinese New Year will give them a taste of what life is like for kids just like them in other countries and help them grow up to be better global citizens.
Plus, Chinese New Year is really cool. It’s loud, bright and exciting… and delicious!