Christmas Patterning Activity

christmas patterning activity

This Christmas patterning activity is one of many pattern pin sets that we use in our classrooms. Pattern pins are easy to make, inexpensive, hands-on learning tools. Plus, they are super cute, the kids love them, and they work those small hand muscles!

MATERIALS USED:

– Paint mixing sticks
– Paint (craft or spray)
– Clothespins
– Jingle bells
– Christmas mini bows
– Hot glue gun

christmas patterning activity

For this set, we painted the mixing sticks brown; we always use a dark color for our bases, so that the patterns really stand out. You can pick up mixing sticks at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or your local paint store. We found jingle bells and mini Christmas bows at Dollar Tree, and hot glued them to the tops of clothespins.

christmas patterning activity

You might first introduce pattern pins and demonstrate the concept of patterning in a large group, and then work with small groups of children, making patterns together.

Students will not only create patterns, but they will also copy and extend patterns that are represented on other sticks (made by you or other students). For this reason, it’s a good idea to have multiple bases on hand. Be sure to encourage your students to identify their patterns and describe what is and what is not a pattern.



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Happy, Healthy Me Math and Literacy Activities

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

This Happy, Healthy Me! Math and Literacy activities pack contains printable activities that promote healthy food and happy teeth. Students will practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Graphing
– Classification
– Patterning
– Quantity comparison
– Association
– Sequencing
– Writing
– Beginning sounds
– Visual discrimination
– Language/Dictation
– Science
– Social-emotional

HAPPY TEETH FRAME COUNTING CARDS (10)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

TOOTH FAIRY COUNT AND CLIP CARDS (10)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Students will count each set of teeth and clip its corresponding number with a clothespin. To make this activity extra fun, decorate the clothes pins with glitter and foam star stickers, so that children will have their own sparkly tooth fairy wands!

HEALTHY FOOD BINGO MATS (4) AND DRAW CARDS (25)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide a small manipulative for children to use as bingo markers. Five in a row (horizontally, vertically, diagonally) equals BINGO! While playing, be sure to facilitate discussion about each healthy food shown.

HAPPY TEETH WORKSHEETS (4)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Healthy Teeth – Graphing – Instruct children to count one group of items at a time and to color the corresponding boxes. Students can then count the colored squares again, and write the numbers. Discuss which items there are more of and which there are less of.

Happy Tooth, Sad Tooth – Classification – Prompt young learners to study the pictures and determine which foods make for a happy tooth and which make for a sad tooth. Children can then cut, sort, and glue the items on their appropriate spaces.

How to Brush Your Teeth – Sequencing – Children will cut out the pictures and work to put them order. Once the pictures are properly sequenced, they may be glued and colored. Depending on the child’s ability, only three cards may be used.

Writing Prompt – “I brush my teeth because…” – Children will dictate their responses to teachers and draw a picture. Older children may copy their responses onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words.

HEALTHY FOOD WORKSHEETS (4)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Healthy Food – Patterning – Have children cut and glue to complete the patterns. Discuss the patterns, and encourage young learners to describe and identify them.

Fill Your Plates – Number Quantity – Children will cut out the pictures, count each set, and glue to match the numbers.

Yummy Foods – Beginning Sounds – Students will color the picture of the matching sound.

Writing Prompt – “I eat healthy food because…” – Children will dictate their responses to teachers and draw a picture. Older children may copy their responses onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words.

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Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

This Halloween Math and Literacy Activities pack contains printable activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. It enables children to practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Writing numbers
– Quantity comparison
– Patterning
– Attribute variance
– Uppercase letter recognition
– Beginning sounds
– Visual discrimination
– Visual memory
– Association
– Social/emotional

AUTUMN MIX PATTERN CARDS (8)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards into strips. Provide young learners with a small amount of Brach’s Candy Autumn Mix. Work with children to match, extend, and describe the patterns.

HALLOWEEN ROLL & COVER SHEETS (4)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide mini erasers, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the die, count the dots (or recognize the “set” of dots), and find and cover the corresponding number on the sheet. Repeat until all of the numerals are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their numbers wins. Trade cards and play again!

WORKSHEETS (6)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

What’s Missing? – Children will determine which picture is missing from each row, then cut and glue. Depending on the child’s ability, a sheet of paper may be used to cover the other pictures as he/she works one row at a time.

Color by Numbers
– Instruct young learners to color the numbered parts of the cat with their corresponding colors.

Spooky Sets
– Prompt students to count each set and color the ones containing more items.

Halloween Association
– Children will study the groups of pictures and cross out the ones that do not belong. Discuss the different attributes of the items and why they do or don’t belong together.

Candy Corn Counting
– Students will count the candy corn in each row and write the number.

Sorting Spooky Sounds
– Encourage children to sound out the pictures, and find their matching letter sounds. They may then color, cut, and glue the pictures.

CANDY CORN MEMORY GAME (24 cards)

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use) cut, and mix them up. Place them in rows, face down. Prompt students to turn over any two cards. If the cards match, they keep them and go again. If the pictures don’t match, they are turned back over and it is next player’s turn. Encourage children to “take a picture with your brain” to help them recall what is on each card and where it is. The game is over when all of the cards have been matched.

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

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