Every day we have a snack time in class. While my kids can’t tell time yet, they sure know when snack time is coming! If we are even a few minutes off our routine, they are definitely asking me about it. Sometimes it is fun to incorporate a snack into other parts of our day as well. This fish cracker color patterns activity is perfect for math time and is a fun (and tasty!) way to work on patterning with your kids!
Fish Cracker Color Patterns
I think several teachers and parents of small children have goldfish crackers in bulk – I know my cupboard is full of them- and for this activity, I grabbed a bag of the colored ones.
I gave each student a cup full of their own, as well as crayons and the recording sheet (below)
First, they built their color patterns in the empty rectangle. This keeps them focused and the crackers contained, and also encourages them to build a full pattern, but not one that necessarily uses all their crackers.
After they built their pattern, they recorded it by coloring in the fish in one row to match. They eventually build 4 different patterns to color all 4 rows of fish.
Then – they ate! This may have been their favorite part!
Ready to build some fish cracker patterns of your own? Grab some crackers, crayons, and download your copy of the color patterns worksheet HERE.
Then, for more fun with snacks, grab our alphabet and number snack printables!
More Learning With Snacks
Looking for more fun ways to incorporate some learning into your snack time? Check out these ideas from some awesome kid bloggers!
How Many Cows on the Farm Counting Game from Life Over C’s
Gold Fish Measurement Math Game from Learning 2 Walk
Find the Letters Snack Sheet from Still Playing School
Make Learning Fun: Math Facts with Teddy Grahams from Crafty Mama in ME
Crushed Rainbow Cereal Process Art from Play Dough & Popsicles
Teach Preschoolers Fractions from Preschool Powol Packets
Feed The Penguin from Adventures of Adam
Jelly Bean Maths Game from Mum in the Madhouse
How Many Goldfish in the Bowl Game from Play & Learn Everyday
Cheerios Number Tracing from Schooling a Monkey
10 Fun Games with ABC Pretzels from Books and Giggles
Fish Cracker Color Patterns from The Kindergarten Connection
Animal Cracker Oral Motor Exercise with Shape Identification from Sugar Aunts