Mirroring hands

Intention: Foster a connection, activate engagement, and discover shared play. 

The resident is seated with their hands visible. The activity begins by mirroring the resident’s hand movements, allowing time for their responses.  

As the resident’s hand moves, the clown follows suit.  

Based on the resident’s physical reactions, the interaction gradually incorporates more movement. 

Once the game’s dynamics are established, the clowns introduce suggestions for new movements. To enrich the shared play, voices and rhythmic movement are integrated. 

Initiate the activity with clear, simple, and deliberate movements to prevent confusion. 

Mirroring is a delicate activity that necessitates time and sensitivity to establish a connection. Expand the play only when a strong connection is felt.