Activity 5: What's the Pattern?

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Patterns are made up of sequences of colors, movements, objects, shapes, sizes, or sounds. Patterns are part of children’s everyday life and can be found in furniture, clothing, decorations, and artwork. They also are part of your child’s morning, evening and playtime routines.

Numbers & Shapes: Activity 5

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Patterns are made up of sequences of colors, movements, objects, shapes, sizes, or sounds. Patterns are part of children’s everyday life and can be found in furniture, clothing, decorations, and artwork. They also are part of your child’s morning, evening and playtime routines. Mathematics is the recognition of patterns. As children learn to see and make patterns they begin to build a base for further understanding of repeatedly adding the same numbers, multiples, and multiplication.

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In kindergarten, children will create, copy, and look at patterns to decide what comes next.

Activity: Pattern Hunt

Go on a pattern hunt around your house. Look for patterns in upholstery fabric, flooring, windows, wallpaper, curtains, bricks, blinds, tile, and light fixtures. Describe a few of the patterns for your child and make sure he/she sees the pattern. Now ask your child to find and describe different patterns.

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