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Watch and Discuss: Shadow Play

Peep, Quack, and Chirp discover their shadows—then use them to teach Tom, the trouble-making cat, a lesson.


  • Shadow Play (video) 


Before you watch: Tell children that they are going to watch a video of Peep and his friends discovering their shadows for the first time.   

After you watch: Ask,

  • When could Peep and his friends not see their shadows? Why do you think that happened? (A cloud blocked the sun.) When were they able to see their shadows again?
  • Can you think of another time during the story that their shadows disappeared? (When they took a nap under a shady tree.) Why couldn’t they see them? How were they able to see them again?
  • How did Peep and Chirp change their shadows? What did they make their shadows look like?