I'm inspired by this work in the living classroom:



When we were in Paris in December, we went to the Musée d'Orsay and saw a beautiful exhibit from Le Chat Noir , which had a shadow puppet theatre. A rowdy one, though.


Musée d'Orsay photograph from jables80

Last year, all of my students enjoyed Peter and the Wolf, and we used our bodies to create the shadowed characters. The idea of shadow puppets as a means of expression, though...some children might really grasp on to that.

Have you ever used shadow puppets in your classroom?