Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pegging Colours to make Patterns


This morning the boys and I spent some time focussing on colour recognition and patterning. If you are just introducing patterning use a simple AB pattern based on colour .Using everyday objects are a great way to reinforce patterning at home. (cars and trains are a favourite in our house!) I'm always looking for creative activities with a dual purpose - that suits a 4 year old and a 2 year old!! The boys had a great time this morning working through these simple cards that I made last night. I had some smiley face stickers in the craft box and used them to create AB and ABC patterns for Master4, and then put a smiley face of each colour for Master2 in different variations. I was looking for Master 2 to identify colours and use his fine-motor skills with the pegging onto the card. This is a really easy activity to make for your little one at home and you will find once you have spent time showing him how to do it, he will happily sit and complete the cards independently.

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