This week I made a bug themed activity based around repeating patterns. Mabel has talked about patterns before, noticing when two alternating colours repeated themselves and I’ve heard her calling out colours and making patterns when she is using the threading beads, so I wanted to explore this a little bit more with her.
This activity is great for developing problem solving skills and understanding patterns will not help with learning how large numbers work and also times tables.
When Mabel had finished I printed out another sheet and cut out all the bugs so that she had a big set to make her own patterns with. She really enjoyed this part of the activity and spent a long time calling out the colours as she arranged the bugs in different orders.
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