August 26

Sing a Song

My Shadow
By Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me.
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.


Peep and the Big Wide World – Shadow Play

Try This

Cover the floor with paper and trace your child’s body on the paper. Include a shadow too! Have your child color and add details to the outline to make a life-sized self-portrait.

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries

  • Moonbear's Shadow by Frank Asch
  • Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas; illustrated by Sydney Smith

Explore More

See the August Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!