Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Making Patterns

Kids like to make patterns - and this is a great activity to teach them this concept. I'm a big fan of tissue paper as it's so versatile to use with so many activities. I cut up small squares of tissue paper and gave Master 3 two colours and Master 5 three colours. We had been doing some threading activities earlier on in simple two and three set patterns. This activity worked really well as I was able to adapt it to two different age and stages of development. This activity not only teaches patterning but is a great fine motor skill development activity. Master 5 cut up his own squares which was a great opportunity to use his scissor skills. Draw a wavy line to paste the squares onto. Encourage your child to paste their pattern from left to right, which is the way we write.


  1. Very nice. I'm gonna remember this activity and use it w my preschool class.

  2. What a lovely and easy craft idea - thank you!

  3. I love this project and I am nominating you for a top 10 teaching blog at http://www.thekindergartenchick.blogspot.com