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Teaching patterns is one of the basic math concepts that we start with when building math skills in early childhood education. Patterns are 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 Activity that you can add to your collection of pattern printables and resources! Your students are sure to love it!
*Pair with our Pattern Centers & Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Crayon Color Patterns Activity
This Crayon Color Patterns printable is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten students! It is great to use in a center, small group, or even to send home for an easy, fun homework activity. As an added bonus – it practices patterns while also strengthening fine motor skills through coloring! Simply print and include your favorite crayons, colored pencils, or markers!
Teaching AB patterns can be done in a variety of ways.
Sometimes the pattern concept can be a little difficult for children to understand. You might begin by showing patterns in their toys, with 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, they are ready for this color patterns activity!
Ways to Use the Color Patterns Activity
Centers are a great opportunity for utilizing this pattern activity within the classroom. I would encourage you to place a laminated copy of the 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.
Or send this printable home for homework! Encourage parents to sit down with their student and have fun making colorful patterns with their child.
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Ready to color? Grab this free color patterns printable by clicking the large, yellow download button below!