Shared by monthly contributor, Kristen, from Celebrate Every Day with Me.
Did you know that our eyes have the ability to retain an image even after it is gone? This is called an AFTERIMAGE. And in just a few steps, you and your kids can be playing and learning together.
What you’ll need to create an afterimage:
- Colored Pencils or Markers
- Skewers (or pencils work, too!)
Begin by thinking of an image with two parts. We started with a fish and hook. Other ideas are a bird in a cage, grass with flowers, logs with a fire.
On one card, draw the first part of the image. On the other card, draw the second image. If you are trying to get the two images to line up, just draw the second card against a window with the first card under it.
Then tape one of the cards to a skewer, followed by taping the two cards together, back to back.
Spin the skewer in your hands quickly to create your afterimage. Do you see the fish about to bite the hook or the bird sitting in the cage?
Be creative! What other images can you create?
This experiment came The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book, a book filled with fun and educational experiments to challenge the world around you. We love it!
Kristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve: 99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others. On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.