Exploring Colours with a Mirror

BY ON Apr 5, 2014
Exploring Colours with Mirrors and Transparent Colours (learning4kids)



Exploring Colours with a Mirror is a great way for children to play and learn with colours.  The mirror reflects light which imitates a light table.  Using coloured transparent cups and tokens enable children to blend and make new colours with the reflection of light.  It is also a great opportunity for children to play creatively and imaginatively.


What you will need? 

Inviation to Play with Colours and a Mirror - learning4kids


To set up this invitation to play you will need a mirror (supervise), plastic transparent cups and tokens.


Let’s Play

Lets Play Mirror and Colours - Learning4kids


  • Play creatively and make pictures with the tokens and cups.
  • Sort the coloured tokens into the plastic cups.
  • Make patterns around the outside of the mirror.
  • Introduce other objects to the play opportunity.
  • Tell stories of what is happening in the pictures.
  • Add tokens together and count how many are in a group.
  • Make letters using the tokens or even make your name.


Let’s Learn

Let's Learn Colours - learning4kids


Learning Opportunities

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect
  • Concentration
  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Language development – colours names
  • Maths – Patterns
  • Sorting


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3 Responses to “Exploring Colours with a Mirror”

  1. Debbie says:

    Love this idea!
    Where did you buy the cups and tokens?

  2. Debbie says:

    I love this! Can you tell me where you bought the cups & tokens?

    • Janice says:

      Hi Debbie, I bought the cups in our local super market in the party isle. I think the cups are plastic shot glasses, haha! In regards to the tokens, I will be opening up an online educational toys and craft supplies shop by the end of the month and will be selling these tokens. If you are keen to buy them sooner, you could try Googling transparent maths tokens or try Educational Experience. Good luck :)

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