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Friday, August 12, 2011

Patterns

(60) preschool with gma chris, patterns

  • Make Pattern Strips … I saw these used in a kindergarten class when I was student teaching and I thought they were brilliant! Pattern strips can be used for so many things and the kids can visually see how a simple pattern alternates. I have several of these made in different colors.
    1. Cut 2 strips of white cardstock a little bigger than 2” by 10” (for the nice white border) and tape them together so they can still fold up (easier storage)
    2. Cut 10 squares 2” by 2” (5 of one color, 5 of another color)
    3. Glue the colored squares (alternating colors) on the white strips.
    4. Tape the two strips together and laminate!
  • Make patterns with pretzels and peanut M&Ms for P week. You can use these any week (make patterns with buttons on B week, with shapes during S week)
  • Help the kids repeat the pattern when they’ve finished … M&M, pretzel, M&M, pretzel.

Snack Idea: Pretzels and Peanut M&Ms!

4 comments:

  1. This looks perfect for P, she loves sorting and counting. Thanks for sharing this great idea. - Jess at OlyMomma

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  2. What a fun way to teach patterns and yummy, too!

    :)

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  4. Thanks for all of your fun ideas! I love your site!

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