Mirror Drawing Activity

This activity demonstrates how we train our cerebellum.

Materials you will need for this activity:

  • A mirror that can stand up by itself (can be propped up against a wall)
  • A cardboard box (or folder if a box is not available)
  • 3 x A4 pieces of paper with a large star printed/drawn on them, same shape on all
  • coloured markers/ pens 

Before the session, please cut the cardboard box so it looks like the images below: 

The box will then be turned upside down, with the mirror being set up where the completely missing wall is, and the other side with the smaller hole facing the young person taking part. The A4 piece of paper will be placed inside box. When the young person places their hand inside the box, they should not be able to see it by looking down, only by looking in the mirror in front. Your set up should look something like this: 

Any box that covers the child/ young person's hand while they are drawing will work.