Learn what the hands are capable of doing in the shadow theater
Perhaps one or the other had the good fortune to enjoy the alternative educational methods of grandparents as a child. One of the alternative methods of education is, among other things, the shadowy shadowy game, which we would like to remember today.
The lost art of shadow images
We do not come to a small retrospective about the origin of the Schattentheater. Presumably the shadow figures originate in India, Indonesia and the Far East. There are findings on the existence of a”play in the dark”from the 17th century in Europe, and the flowering of this extraordinary game is called Romanticism in Germany.
How old the shadow play is, unfortunately, remains for us in the dark
Education and creativity
Today, only a few educators and primary school teachers learn the forgotten but very simple technique of shadow play. The technique is also used in general work with children.
Exclusively with the hands for a huge entertainment
It is simply a fairy tale to tell and thereby the main protagonists from the hands to conjure. The game is simple, fast and above all absolutely free. How to shape animals by hand can be learned from the enclosed videos and photos. Consider the educational factor of the animals, which plays an important role in the education of the social behavior of your child.
With the correct arrangement of the fingers you succeed all animals
In order to organize a children ‘s theater with the children spontaneously, you only need a vertical surface that will illuminate you shadow In various forms.
Begin with the simplest figures – dog or bunny
Shading the theater itself
What do you need to be able to make a shadow theater yourself?
-1x thin white sheet or white wall
-1x desk lamp
-1 Handful of tears
-1x text for the play (a fairy tale whose content you know well)
– Handsome fingers and hands
(To always have a help at hand, you could use the Mobile application for shade theater here Download and install on your smartphone)
Schattentheater offers you the complete director and all main roles
All you need is just an illuminated vertical surface, imagination and skillful fingers
The different arrangement of the fingers results in funny animal shapes, which quickly stimulate the imagination and thus also the creativity of young and old. With the help of the hands, you can simply conjure up for your children and thus teach them the moral values that you consider to be right. In addition, you are the only person to direct and play the lead role. What is actually better than that?
In the next article we show how you can build dolls for the shade theater.
Easily and quickly learn cats, rabbits and faces
Even more useful exercises that unfold your creativity and dexterity
In Germany the shadow play gained popularity only in the Romantic period