Y’all have heard me harp on how important patterns are when it comes to math, so I am not going to say my usual monologue about math and patterns. Instead, I’m going to tell you about how we can make these patterns as fun as possible for our preschoolers!
We are going to incorporate math and art today ya’ll. We are going to make vegetable print patterns as we paint using veggie stamping.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Pattens

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

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Pattens

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

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Required Materials

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*White Paper

Potato

Apple

Carrot

*Washable Paint

Step #1
Cut your vegetables in half.
If you’re feeling really creative, you can put a cookie cutter in your potato once it has been halved and cut away the excess leaving a fun shape. We tried a star.
Step #2
Cut your paper in half vertically (hot dog style). This will give you more pieces of paper to use so that you are not wasting.
Step #3
Dip your veggie in paint and stamp it on the paper.
Step #4

Create a pattern using your veggie stamps.

Sample Patterns:

  • red yellow red yellow red yellow
  • potato print, carrot print,  potato print, carrot print.

Teacher Tip

If this is too difficult, you could start a pattern and ask your Lil’ to finish it, or you could create a pattern and leave blanks asking your child to fill in the blanks

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