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Mirror, Mirror

With a barrier between you, make a simple drawing. Ask your child to copy it based on your verbal description. Compare the two drawings!

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Extending this activity

  • -Read "Quick as a Cricket" by Audrey Wood. Take turns using rich, describing words to tell each other what to do such as “Jump as high as a kangaroo,” or “Run as fast as a cheetah.”

    -Play the Mirror, Mirror game with blocks. With a barrier between you, take turns describing how you are stacking the blocks so that your towers are similar.

Adjust for an older child

Attempt more elaborate drawings such as a house or a flower pot. Use words to indicate the size of each addition such as “Draw a window that is about the size of a cracker,” or “Draw a petal that is as long as a paperclip.”

Adjust for a younger child

Play the game without using a barrier such as the menu.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Listening and Speaking

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