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With the help and inspiration of my family, I created a rainy day activity for your family to enjoy.
Here are some free downloads for you:
Rainy Day Activity Sheet: Coloring & Shadow Puppets
Umbrella: Mr. Damon & Family Song
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1) Print the page. If possible print on card stock, or glue it to a piece of thicker paper
2) Color the pictures with crayons or markers
3) Cut out the pictures
3) Attach the cut-outs to a chopstick, drinking straw, or popsicle stick using some tape.
4) Play the Umbrella Song as you improvise with the puppets on a tabletop, or on a shadow screen. What will happen in this story? Can the umbrella turn upside-down and be a boat for the characters?
Shadow Screen: You can create a shadow screen by cutting out a window in a cardboard box and taping in white paper, or a piece of thin cloth like a bedsheet. Put a bright light on one side and cast shadows on the screen! Shadow Puppets work best in a nice dark room.
Enjoy your rainy day activity with your family!
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