10+ Ways to Use Mirrors in Play

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Sensory Play On A Mirror by Happy Hooligans. Great ideas for using small objects for sensory play and instruments for assorting them on a mirror.

Physics for Kids: Water, Mirrors, and Reflections by My Nearest and Dearest. See what happens when children start to experiment with mirror and water. So much fun!

Mirror Symmetry Drawing by Housing a Forest. This is a brilliant idea to use mirror for drawing.
Mirrors by Racheous. Rachel shows differnt ways to incorporate mirrors in learning experiences and how to use it for art, exploratory learning and play.  


Paint the Sky Activity by Growing a Jeweled Rose. Such a simple yet beautiful way to engage young a child using minimum materials and natural set up.

Exploring Loose Parts and Mirror Play by One Perfect Day. I loved Ness’s idea to make silver foil blocks for imaginative play with loose parts on a mirror. Such wonderful experience. 

Exploring Shapes and Patterns on a Mirror Box by The Imagination Tree. Watch your child create magic with DIY mirror box. 

Painting the Night. Exploring with Mirrors. by Two Daloo.  Following your child’s prompts is the best way to engage them in meaningful and amazing experiences. This is just gorgeous!

Mirrors & Buttons: A Reggio-inspired Activity for Sarah by An Everyday Story. It is beautiful to see simple activities with buttons taking a whole new dimension when done on a mirror.

DIY Mirror Play Table and Why mirrors for play by CAUTION: Twins at Play! Simple way to make DIY acrylic unbreakable and safe mirror table and provide your child with endless opportunities to discover and explore.  


Self Portraits With Mirrors by Life With Moore Babies. What a fun idea to encourage children draw different facial expressions while experimenting with drawing on a mirror.

Pom Pom Mirror Drop by Adventures of Adam. A great way to incorporate fine motor toddler activities when using mirror for play.

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25 thoughts on “10+ Ways to Use Mirrors in Play”

  1. Clearly you have put a great deal of time and effort into this project, thank you so very much. Love our thoughts and ideas on the playing and learning with mirrors. Thanks for the awesome resource links.

  2. Mirrors are an interesting and unique idea for using as a play activity. I am constantly amazed at the ideas that people come up with for kids to play with ordinary things in a different way. I really like the DIY mirror play table.

  3. looking at these ideas has taken me right back to my childhood, i used to love playing with mirrors that is until the reflection changed, now my daughter and son " 1/2 and 15 months love waving at themselves in them xx

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