A good playtime idea keeps everyone entertained for hours, and this easy-to-build shadow theatre is guaranteed to keep little ones (and big ones!) enthralled by the magical, dancing shadows it creates as they act out their favourite dramas!
You don’t need endless amounts of spaces or places to make your children’s playtime magical. You can connect with your kids in simple ways like this week’s playtime idea…building your own creations in your own home, and capturing their imaginations!
Children are captivated by building and invention and as many of us know, they especially love creating tiny worlds where they can spend hours play-acting and role-playing, immersed in a private universe of their own creation.
Playtime idea! Making a shadow theatre (with a torch!)
If you’re looking for a way to help your children’s creativity soar, try t
WATCH: Make your own LEGO DUPLO shadow theatre
- Build a LEGO DUPLO frame
- Add paper and fix in place
- Add a stage and phone holder (the phone’s torch will light the shadows)
- Decorate the theatre
- Prepare the cast members
For more playtime inspiration, think about activities that tap into dual play, like using LEGO bricks in the real world but also bringing them to life in a virtual game, or combine a technology element with a traditional play time game like putting puzzles together, colouring or baking.