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These Pattern Activities and Centers are perfect for learning all about AB, AAB, ABB, and ABC patterns in Pre-K and Kindergarten! The patterning activities included in this pack will give you a variety of centers and options for your students. So if you’re looking for engaging, hands-on patterning activities for your classroom, these are for you!
Pattern Activities and Centers
Being able to recognize a pattern and being able to build a pattern are both important skills. These skills prepare your students’ minds for identifying larger patterns in other areas of math in the future.
Luckily, there are tons of activities in this resource pack that address these vital patterning skills.
This pack is filled with engaging pattern centers for Pre-K and Kindergarten students that are NOT themed and can be used ANY TIME of year!
There are over 130 pages of patterning fun for you and your kiddos in this amazing pack. With activities that can go from Circle Time to centers, these resources are super versatile!
Check out a few of the activities in this pack below…
Students can practice building and identifying patterns with this “Caterpillar Cuties” activity.
Simply print out a sheet of caterpillar heads and give your kiddos some colored pom poms (or dip cotton balls in paint if you don’t have pom poms) and let them build a pattern!
Then, have them color in their patterns on the recording sheet to extend their learning.
All children love using bingo daubers (let’s face it… I do too!), so get out a few colors and let your students go to town with “Dot Patterns!”
Let them build their own pattern or suggest a type of pattern that they can build on each line (AB, AAB, ABC, etc.).
You could also laminate these pattern printables and let your students color them in with dry erase markers. Then you could use them year after year!
There are over 365 pattern cards for your kiddos to explore in this set! Students will work on AB, AAB, ABB, and ABC patterns using 7 different kinds of manipulatives (Legos, beads, tangrams, links, pom poms, cubes, and bears).
Talk patterns in Circle Time and then add these cards to a center! Students will build the pattern with manipulatives and then record the pattern on the recording sheet.
Don’t have the specific manipulatives? That’s okay! Just use whatever items you have on hand that match the colors.
Pocket Chart Patterns
This Pocket Chart Patterns activity is great for Circle Time, small groups, or centers!
While working on patterns during Circle Time, call a student helper up to complete the pattern in the pocket chart.
Or have small groups of students work together to create a pattern in the pocket chart and then have another child place the matching pattern label at the front of the train (AB, ABB, ABC, etc).
There are so many different ways you could play with these amazing patterning activities!
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