Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Invitation to Play: Jingle Bells & Mirrors

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This simple Christmas invitation to play is a great jingle bell activity for preschoolers and toddlers.

Mirror play has been making a regular appearance at our house lately, usually with some dry erase markers. However, to switch things up, I set up this simple Christmas invitation to play for three year old K and he enjoyed it quite a bit. 

Then when I picked J up from school, he was excited to check it out too. He saw it and exclaimed, "Wow! What's this?!"

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For this Christmas invitation to play, I used:

  • Mirror
I set all the materials out in a wooden tray next to the mirror, but left a couple on the mirror to see what my son would do with it. Like so:

Christmas invitation to play for toddlers and preschoolers using jingle bells and mirrors

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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.

Simple jingle bell activity for kids

Simple jingle bell activity for kids

Christmas invitation to play activity

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!

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Christmas invitation to play for toddlers and preschoolers using jingle bells and mirrors

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