The first grade students engaged in the engineering and design process to build a shadow puppet theater. They researched how shadow puppetry is used as a form of entertainment across the world. The students explored the “Wayang” form of shadow puppetry from Indonesia and watched a video for inspiration. They used their previous knowledge on light and shadows to understand the scientific concepts behind the shadow puppet theater and developed their language arts skills as they created a storyline. With great enthusiasm, the students developed a story collaboratively in groups, designed and created their characters and presented it to their classmates.