Teaching patterns is one of the basic math concepts that we start with for building on math skills in early childhood education. Patterns is a fun concept that children enjoy learning and practicing from the beginning! Today, I’d like to share with you a fun Crayon Color Patterns printable that you can use with your students.
*Pair with our Pattern Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Crayon Color Patterns Activity
This Crayon Color Patterns printable is suitable for Pre-K and Kindergarten students.
You can use it in a center, small group or for a homework assignment.
Tip: Laminate this Crayon Color Patterns printable for use over and over again.
Teaching AB patterns can be done in a variety of ways.
Sometimes the AB pattern concept can be a little difficult for children to understand. You might begin by showing patterns in their toys, with math manipulatives or in their body movements. Here are some ideas:
- AB- car, truck, car, truck, car, truck
- ABC- triangle, square, circle, triangle, square, circle
- AABB- jump, jump, stomp, stomp, jump, jump, stomp, stomp
Once you feel your students have an understanding of patterns you can give them practice sheets like this Crayon Color Patterns printable.
How to Use Printable
Centers are a great opportunity for utilizing this printable within the classroom. I would encourage you to place a laminated copy of the Crayon Color Patterns printable in your math center. Provide a variety of dry erase markers for your students to use for creating their color patterns.
Small groups are the perfect opportunity to pull children aside that might be struggling with the concept of patterns.
You can work with a handful of students to re-teach the concept and help them to be successful when coloring their patterns. Use paper copies or laminated copies for this method.
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Homework is another opportunity for using this Crayon Color Patterns printable. Encourage parents to sit down with their student and have fun making colorful AB patterns with their child.
If you are ready to grab this free printable, then click the large, yellow button below!
Then, hop on over to see our Fish Cracker Color Patterns Activity!