Discover the educational activities and games for families and kids, for all the friends of the Museum of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos and the Lesvos Geopark.

Create your own Shadow Puppet Theatre starring the animals that lived in the Petrified Forest 20 million years ago. A creative education activity for elementary kids and their families, that can be easily implemented using simple materials that we all have at home. Make your own shadow screen and puppets following some simple instructions.

Let your imagination travel 20 million years ago! How would the Petrified Forest of Lesvos look like back then? How would a day in the forest be like?Which animals do you spot? How do they move? What are they doing? What are they eating? Write your very own script!

Invite your family and friends and put on your own show!

We would like you to share with us your creations and photos of your shows. You can send them along with your name, age and your parents’ approval to the email of the Museum of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos ( and we will post online.

Shadow theater – Educational activity