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Hands On Ways To Practice Patterns In December
Hands-on Ways To Practice Patterns In December
8 Dec, 2015. 8 Comments. A Day In First Grade, December, Holidays, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Holidays, Kindergarten Math. Posted By: Kristen Smith

Hands On Ways To Practice Patterns In December

One of the math skills that we are currently working on in my classroom is reviewing patterns. We have already mastered repeating patterns (patterns that repeat themselves and never change i.e.) ABABABABA) but we currently are exploring what a growing pattern is. A growing pattern is where something is added after every sequence. My students are enjoying using our open ended, “loose parts” to explore both repeated and growing patterns.

To make these lessons fun, we have been using a variety of art activities to explore and produce these patterns.

1. Christmas Light Patterns
Hands-on Ways To Practice Patterns

To complete this activity, first I got out large white construction paper and cut the pieces in half. Then we added the black strand of lights using a black Sharpie. To make it easier for my students we added light bulb caps so that they would know where to add their bright Christmas lights.

I set out craft cups (they look like cupcake holders) filled with paint and wine corks.

Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom

My students then decided on the pattern that they wanted to create and got to work.

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They love this and have been completing different patterns during exploration centers each day!

2. Christmas Tree Patterns

Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom

To create this activity, my students first sequenced their strips of paper to create a Christmas tree. Then they added ornaments (buttons) to each section to create a pattern.

Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom

Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom

3. Tri-bead ornaments

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This art project not only practices patterns, but it also works on fine motor skills. My students turned the above projects into wreaths to hang on their Christmas trees.

December Activities for Kindergarteners

We also made candy canes!

4. Linking Chain Decorations

Activities to practice patterns in your kindergarten classroom

For this activity my students created linking chains using red and green paper. The class voted on the pattern we should work on and everyone got busy! The beautiful chain is now hanging up in our classroom!

Hands-on ways to explore and create patterns in kindergarten

My students are having a blast practicing our math concepts! I hope that you can use some of these activities in your classrooms!

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8 Comments
  1. Jodi -

    What a fun way to practice Math concepts, thank you!

  2. So many great activities to practice patterning skills. Thank you for sharing.

    Alesia
    Pattern Worksheets

  3. What a fun teacher you just be!

    • KB3Teach -

      Sorry – I really do know how to spell correctly. :-) Let me try again …. What a fun teacher you must be!

8 Comments

  • Jodi -

    What a fun way to practice Math concepts, thank you!

  • So many great activities to practice patterning skills. Thank you for sharing.

    Alesia
    Pattern Worksheets

  • What a fun teacher you just be!

    • KB3Teach -

      Sorry – I really do know how to spell correctly. :-) Let me try again …. What a fun teacher you must be!

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