If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that patterns are my absolute favorite because they are the quintessential concept for math. Practicing patterns builds the logic skills used in higher level mathematics.

The good news is learning patterns can be lots of fun.

Today’s preschool activity worked on identifying and re-creating patterns.

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

  • 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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*White Paper

*Markers

*Dot Stickers

Step #1

On a piece of paper draw three snakes. 

 

Step #2

Using colored markers create a pattern inside each snake.

 

Step #3

Invite your Lil’ to use stickers that are the same color as your markers to re-create the pattern.

Teacher Tip

To make this preschool activity a little more challenging, you can leave room in the snake for your Lil’ to continue the pattern on their own rather than matching the entire thing.

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