Saturday, July 6, 2013

Reflection Writing

Sometimes activities happen by accident and it usually involves a child who just stumbles upon something that should have been completely obvious to a seasoned preschool teacher.....this was one of those activities.

One of our preschool pals came by one afternoon for a play date with Monkey and she ended up standing at my coffee table with one of my very loved (aka scratched beyond belief) acrylic mirrors and a dry erase marker.  Since I was sitting on the couch chatting with said preschool pal's totally amazing Mama, I was feeling too lazy to get up and retrieve a white board and suggested that she use the marker on the mirror.  Voila!  Reflection Writing was born!

For the next few days, I set out the mirrors and markers together to see what would happen.  A few of the kiddos tried it out, but Monkey really jumped in head-first.


I've seen some great advancements in his drawing and writing lately, and he's been very into suns, faces, people and his name, so the mirror just provided a new canvas for his current interests.


Sun + face = awesome!!


And erasing is just as much fun!!


What creative uses have you found for mirrors or dry erase markers??




6 comments:

  1. Hi! Found you on Monday Kid Corner link up. What an awesome idea! My 20 month old likes checking herself out in the mirror and like to scribble/doodle, so I think I am going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing! Now following via G+.
    ~Jackie @ <a href="http://thenonmarthamomma.com/>The Non-Martha Momma</a>

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    1. Thanks! Accidental ideas are sometimes the best ones!

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  2. There's something so special about mirrors when they are introduced to children's play. Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Tots. I've featured your post on my blog today http://www.oneperfectdayblog.net/2013/07/16/activities-to-develop-fine-motor-skills/ Feel free to stop by and grab a "featured at" button" if you'd like one.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we love mirrors and there will be a whole lot more in our new classroom set up next month - I can't wait! Thanks for the feature, I'll head on over! :)

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  3. What a fun way to learn writing and drawing - great fine motor activity! I am featuring this on iGameMom's Mom's Library. Thanks for sharing! http://igamemom.com/2013/07/17/fine-motor-skill-activities-moms-library/

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