How can I use this resource?

Transform any room into a mysterious theater with our Cinderella Shadow Play resource! Utilize a table as your stage and watch two-dimensional characters come to life through shadows. Encourage teamwork and imagination as children actively participate in storytelling.

What does this resource contain?

Included are 8 character templates and 3 scripts for Cinderella. Each script offers a different version of the beloved tale. Whether sticking close to the original, incorporating a chorus or instruments, or opting for a shorter adaptation, this material provides versatile options for an engaging shadow play. Not all children know the original fairy tales. Therefore, the scripts in this material were created in three versions, so that you can decide for yourself which version is most suitable for your students: 

The Original: Retains classic elements like "Once upon a time..." and "happily ever after". Includes beloved fairy tale quotes.

With Chorus/Instruments: Allows participation for all, especially in classroom settings, with chorus or instrumental roles.

Short and Sweet: Ideal for captivating young audiences. Suitable for students with special educational needs.

How to do a shadow play with kids?

Shadow theater is a great way to act out fairy tales. You can create a mysterious atmosphere in a darkened room. Using a table as a stage, the two-dimensionality of the shadow characters stimulate imagination and fantasy. In shadow theater, children are active in the storymaking. Cooperation, teamwork and a willingness to compromise are required. It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to carry out a performance from start to finish.

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Shadow Play - Cinderella
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Enchanting Cinderella Shadow Plays! With 3 story versions and 8 character templates, create tales through the art of shadow theater.

Grade Levels
Grade Levels
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Print Yourself PDF
Print Yourself PDF
24 pages, Instant Download: 1 PDF
Skill Focus
Skill Focus
Collaboration, Creativity
Speciality
Speciality
Classroom Community
Subject Area
Subject Area
Arts, Specialty
Arts
Arts
Paper Crafts
Popular Themes
Popular Themes
Birthday Fun, Fun & Games
Resource Type
Resource Type
Activities, Craft Templates, Games & Puzzles, Group Projects
What you’ll need
Scissors, Heavy printing paper, Wooden skewers, Glue
Duration
1 - 2 hours
Age
6 years +

Transform any room into a mysterious theater with our Cinderella Shadow Play resource! To get started, all you need is to download and print our Shadow Play - Cinderella templates.

Print the character templates on black construction paper. You‘ll still be able to see the thick black lines clearly on the black paper. You can also print the character templates on white paper and color the silhouettes black with markers or watercolors. 

Fold the page along the center line and cut out the character through both layers of the paper. Be sure to leave the gray area, which will be cut off later 

Apply glue to the entire surface of the left figure, fold along the center of the gray tab and press the right figure onto the left one. Press firmly and let it dry. Now you can cut off the gray tab. 

Use a white sheet as the stage. The characters play behind it. Use a strong lamp to cast shadows on the sheet from behind and off they go... WOW! 

Shadow Play - Cinderella

Enchanting Cinderella Shadow Plays! With 3 story versions and 8 character templates, create tales through the art of shadow theater.

$ 4,90

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