Need lanterns, white sheets.
Kids can make hand figures and do a skit.
Guess the kid behind the sheet, etc.
For this game you require a white sheet to be hung up at the end of the room. Then the "shadow-makers" take up their places on low stools behind the sheet. There must be only one lamp in the room, which should be placed about six or seven feet behind the "shadow-makers." Then the "shadow-makers" drape themselves with shawls, or anything handy, and take their places so that their shadows are thrown upon the sheet. They must, of course, try to disguise themselves, so that the "shadow-seekers" may not be able to guess their identity. By loosening the hair and letting it fall over the face, a girl may appear like a man with a beard; bending the finger over the nose gives one a very strange-looking hooked nose in the shadow, and entirely alters the appearance of the face. Covering one's self up in a sheet and then extending the arms gives one the appearance of a large bat. As soon as a "shadow-maker's" identity has been guessed he must take his place as a "shadow-seeker," and the one who guessed him becomes a "shadow-maker." The penalty of a glance behind the sheet on the part of the "shadow-seeker" is to pay a forfeit.
Shadow puppets can be an art…and I’m no artist. But it’s not difficult to learn a few simple shapes and animals to get everyone excited. Seeing these shadowy shapes on the tent walls will peak the camper’s interest and get their imagination going for new animals and shapes. If the weather is nice, you can try doing the tent shadow puppets from the outside and have the campers guess the animal. The only downside to this is that the constant opening and closing of the tent flaps may let in more bugs than you’d like.
Below are a few basic shadow puppet animals to try on your next campout. Master these shapes for a fun evening camping game…