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
• Aluminum foil
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.