Inspired by "Flashlight" by Lizi Boyd
Lesson by Lee-Jean Lin
It's totally dark out there and you can hardly see anything. However, a flashlight reveals a magical world so different from what we see during the day. This project was inspired by the picture book, "Flashlight" by Lizi Boyd. In it a child goes out at night with a flashlight and explores nature in the dark. The video lesson shares pages from this book and why we don't see colors in the dark. Students can then follow along to create the scene of a boy walking through the woods, but can vary it as they wish with their imaginations! What will they find in their flashlight?
Suggested 1 minute bonus video:
Before teaching the project, you can watch this clip. It brings the book to life!
If cutting the light beam is too difficult, you may use pre-cut white paper.
* Optional Handout is available. Chairs/Docents may supply.
* Some schools may be providing light Prismacolor pencils to be used for the white pencils.
Links to the Lesson for Students:
Black paper, white pencil or sharp crayon, white paper, scissors, glue stick, colored pencils or crayons (black pencil suggested, but a regular pencil will work if you don't have one) optional: hand out
Tip: If possible, let them know what supplies they will need before they start the lesson so they can have them ready.