Mirror writing and drawing

Write your name or draw your way through a maze while looking in a mirror.
Science content
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Lessons activity is in
  • Small mirror
  • Paper and pencil
  • Box lid or other barrier to block view of paper

For writing:
Write your name backwards. Use a mirror to see if it reads correctly.
Is it harder to look in the mirror while you are writing?
Write a secret message to a partner. They can use the mirror to decipher it.

For drawing through a maze:
Lay the paper between the mirror and the barrier, so the maze can only be seen in the mirror.
Draw a way through the maze while looking at it in the mirror.
Make up your own maze to try.

Discussion of how the image is reversed in terms of light bouncing off the mirror.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2