Let shadows be your child’s guide for this activity. In the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper (Easel Paper Roll, $14; alexbrands.com) along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of objects along the paper’s edge. Have your child trace the shadows with markers.
The children in art class experience what it's like to draw with their feet and mouths (and elbows!). This is not only a fun, action art experience, but it gives them a new appreciation and gratefulness for their hands.