Wednesday, May 4, 2016

5 Ways to Use Mirrors

Mirrors are great tools in the classroom. Check out these mirror activities on Stimulating Learning with Rachel.

And here are 5 ways to use mirrors in your classroom.

1. Draw Self-Portraits
We use mirrors to look at our faces and then draw what we see.

2. Create a Reflection Table
A full-length mirror on a table creates a fun spin on different activities. Check out the ideas on Teach Preschool--Reflection Table (Teach Preschool)

3. Paint on It
You can use shaving cream and paint clouds (Happy Hooligans).

Or use paint - indoors or outdoors (Kids Activities Blog).

4. Use Them for Science Explorations
Reflection and light explorations (Little Bins for Little Hands)

Explore shapes and patterns with a mirror box (Imagination Tree)

5. Add Them to the Blocks Center
Stand a mirror against the wall so kids can see their buildings from all sides.

Lay a mirror on the floor and build on it. You can even add rope light with blocks and mirrors (Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds).

Mirrors, foam blocks, and wooden blocks (Inspired Montessori)

Of course, you can use them in the dramatic play center, to look at yourself in different types of clothing.

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