This activity is one of the most memorable of the year for many of my students! It is one of my favorites, too! Words are hidden in the reflection ornaments. The process of "hiding" the words (Christmas/holiday/winter related) using reflections fascinates students.
The ornaments are fun to create, all designs are unique, they make wonderful decorations for the holidays, and students are practicing reflection and symmetry as they design their own ornament. The activity is a wonderful blending of geometry and art!
Detailed, yet easy-to-follow instructions and photographs are included in the download along with templates and photos of completed ornaments. (The preview does not include the instructions, since that is a large part of your purchase, but does show photos of some completed projects.)
Materials required: templates (included), pencil, black marker, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, or markers
I usually dedicate two 45 minute class periods to this activity and then make the final due date a few days later. The instruction could be completed in one class period though, especially if your class periods are longer.
Reflection Ornament for the Holidays
by Activities by Jill
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License