Exploring Patterns With Mirrors Activity | Nanny Anita |My Baba

When I was based in London I would often take my charges to the Science Museum. One of our favourite places to explore was the Pattern Pod. We would have to go there as soon as it opened, in order to get some peace before all the school groups descended. I’m no longer based in London, *sigh*, so BB doesn’t get the joys of it. Never fear though, I have made him his own Pattern Pod with this exploring patterns with mirrors activity.

Be sure to check out my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas. Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To do your own exploring patterns with mirrors activity you will need:

I got my mirrors from Muji. They are folding ones, which makes them easy to store and easy to turn into a mirror box.

This is a very simple activity to set up. Just put out the mirrors and the shapes.

I started playing with one, it is rather relaxing, and BB came over to check it out. He then decided to help me finish my pattern.

exploring patterns with mirrors

I have left the mirrors and blocks on the side all week, and he has played with them numerous times. Sometimes he brings them to the table and we play with them together. Other times he has used other objects to play with rather than the wooden shapes.

I am hoping that YC and EC will find them sitting there soon and play with them.

If you enjoyed this exploring patterns with mirrors activity be sure to check out my shell mandalas, glass pebble mandalas, and loo roll pictures.

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Exploring patterns with mirrors activity.  A great stem activity for children to explore symmetry.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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