Patterning is a very important part of the early years curriculum! Today I would like to share some of my favourite patterning activities from my time in Prep.
My wonderful teacher aide came up with this fantastic idea during small group rotations. She used pipe cleaners and some gorgeous brightly coloured beads from our craft room. Once the students had threaded their patterns, she dabbed some glue into the head of the worms to secure the beads and looped the pipe cleaner at the end of the worms. She helped the students to add eyes and voila, their pattern worms were complete! You can see the varying skill levels of my students in the patterns that they created.
So there you have it – some of my favourite activities for patterning in the kindergarten or Prep classroom!