We have been working on patterns this week. In this activity, the kids created a pattern with the counting bears. Then they represented their patterns on paper with dot paints. Studies have shown that encouraging a child’s understanding of patterns contributes to the development of various kinds of mathematical thinking, including counting, problem-solving, algebra and drawing inferences about number combinations.
First have your kids try and make a pattern. If they are having a hard time coming up with a pattern on their own, show them an example and talk about how the colors repeat.
After the kids made a pattern with the bears. They used Do a Dot paints to represent their pattern on paper.
When they finished the activity. We talked about their patterns. How many blue? Yellow? Which number is bigger? Which number is smaller?Join our mailing list for access to our FREE printables and activities for kids sent right to your inbox!