Spooky Mirror Writing

It’s almost Halloween so we’ve been busy making goo, potions and practising spooky mirror writing! Mirror writing is harder than you think and might take a bit of practice.

mirrio writing


Black card

Chalk pen



Try to write your name backwards using the hand you normally write with, do you have to think much more carefully? Check you’ve done it correctly using a mirror.

Now try writing backwards using the hand you don’t write with, how do you find that?

Is it easier if you use a mirror?

Once you’ve got the hang of writing your name, try writing spooky messages for your friends.

Easy mirror writing

Extension Idea

Is it easier if you write with both hands at the same time, with one writing backwards and one forwards?


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