We have yet another patterns activity this month because you know how important they are to me. I snagged some of cute decorative Band-Aids from Target’s Dollar Spot to create the patterns. The Dollar Spot Band-Aids are my favorite to use for two reasons.

  1. They are cheap.
  2. The Dollar Spot Band-Aids come with three designs, but all the Band-Aids are the exact same size, whereas most character band-aids have multiple designs and sizes which makes this activity more difficult.

This preschool activity will help your preschooler work on creating patterns and it will engage their fine motor skills as they have to open every single bandage in order to see the design so that we can sort them and create a pattern.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Patterns

  • Create simple A-B or A-B-B repeating patterns

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Patterns

  • Create simple A-B-C or A-B-B repeating patterns

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Band Aids

Step #1

Open all the Band-Aids and sort them by their design.

Step #2

Create a pattern using the Band-Aids.

Step #3

Encourage your preschooler to continue on the pattern.

Step #4

Repeat this by creating multiple patterns using different designs and patterns schemes.

Teacher Tip

To make this activity easier, you can have them copy the pattern you created. To make it more challenging, you can invite them to create their own patterns.

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