You can find superb animations online to clarify the differences between mitosis and meiosis, but I guess that student understand this topic better when they are playing the phases of cell division with handcrafts like the activity we did just using scissors, pencils and colour papers to represent on the table mitosis and meiosis.
During this activity they represented the processes of mitosis and meiosis reviewing the different phases and using the proper scientific names as chromosomes, chomatin and chormatid, and they learned the different types of chromosomes.
Picture from here.
Then they were invited to work something similar at home with everyday materials to represent the chromosomes and the cell, taking pics and preparing a presentation with them
These are the good presentation work made by Silvia and Nerea (with some corrections added):