Family Time Calendar: Get Smart - iVillage

With this activity, kids will see how light reacts to different surfaces and, in turn, reflects onto the wall. Light reflectors are even more exciting when a group of kids shine their reflectors at the same time.

What this activity will develop:
Science and art skills

What you'll need:
• Black poster board
• Scissors
• Aluminum foil
• Glue

Setting up:
Cut the black poster board into small squares.

Using the aluminum foil, cut shapes that will make interesting patterns.

Glue the foil shapes onto the poster-board squares.

What to do:
Hold a card so that it is facing the sun or a bright lightbulb.

Move the card so that the light reflects off the foil shapes, making patterns on a wall. Jiggle the card to make the patterns move.

Hold a card in each hand, making the patterns combine and change as the cards move.

Have a group of people hold cards to fill a wall with a pattern collage.

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