Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Invitation to Play: Jingle Bells & Mirrors

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Mirror play has been making a regular appearance at our house lately, usually with some dry erase markers. However, I set up this simple Christmas invitation to play for three year old K and he enjoyed it quite a bit. When I picked J up from school, he was excited to check it out too. He saw it and exclaimed, "Wow! What's this?!"

Christmas invitation to play for toddlers and preschoolers: jingle bells & mirrors from And Next Comes L

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Christmas invitation to play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Although this Christmas invitation is so simple, it reinforces math concepts such as volume and estimation. K made a green tree and a gold bell.

Christmas invitation to play for toddlers and preschoolers: jingle bells & mirrors from And Next Comes L

Christmas mirror play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

He then did some patterning work to make a red and gold striped candy cane. Red, gold, red, gold, red...

Christmas mirror play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Then he explored with the "cookie" cookie cutters (aka the gingerbread men cookie cutters) and made them dance around the mirror. It was pretty cute to see his imagination in action!

Don't forget that these jingle bells can be used for these other great Christmas activities!



Christmas themed mirror play for toddlers and preschoolers using jingle bells from And Next Comes L
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