Anytime you can incorporate play into your lesson plans you are headed straight for a big win with your students! Patterns are an early math skill that with the right activity can feel more like play than learning to kids. Children will love arranging flowers to create colorful patterns with these Digital Spring ABB Pattern Activities for Kindergarten. Interactive activities like this one where you build and create patterns are like a puzzle solving game that children will be excited to play!
These flower pattern activities are great for your lesson plans whether you are teaching patterns to kindergarten students in person or virtually. Google Slides and Seesaw make it easy to share digital versions, while the printable version is easy to use for in person learners.
Teaching Patterns To Kindergarten:
Patterns are a math skill that is taught starting in early childhood, typically preschool or kindergarten.
Learning about patterns is important for children because it helps them develop their reasoning and logic skills.
Patterns are also a great skill to help with making predictions!
What is an abb pattern?
There are many different patterns you can teach young children. Ab, aab, abb, and abc patterns are some of the most common.
Ab, aab, and abb patterns include two objects or colors that make up a pattern.
Here are some examples of abb patterns:
- square, circle, circle, square, circle, circle
- blue, green, green, blue, green, green
- big, small, small, big, small, small
How To Use This Activity To Teach ABB Patterns For Kindergarten:
Enter your email address below and check your email for a link to your activity.
Once you open the download, you will be able to print the printable pattern activity, or open the digital activity in Google Slides or Seesaw.
If you are using the Google Slides activity, be sure to follow the prompts to “Make a Copy” of the activity to make sure you can easily share the activity with your students.
Once you have copied the activity, put it into “edit” mode to move the flower pieces and create the flower patterns.
If you are using Seesaw, click on the text tool “T” to give yourself the ability to move the flower pieces and complete the patterns.
How To Assemble The Printable, Hands On Pattern Activity For Kindergarten:
Print pages 4-28 of the flower activity download onto white card stock. Laminate the pages to make the activity more durable.
Cut out the small flower squares and place velcro pieces onto the back of each one.
Put the opposite side of the velcro into the empty boxes on the pattern cards.
Use a plastic binder or hole punch and string to assemble the pages into a small booklet. This makes the perfect activity for a pattern center for kindergarten.
As your child identifies the pattern on each card, they can velcro the flowers into the boxes that complete the pattern.
Continue until all the patterns are complete!
Other Ways To Practice Pattern Recognition For Kindergarten:
- Use a pocket chart to help with learning about patterns in kindergarten. They help make an easy visual display that everyone can see. You can even use the small flower cards from this activity to practice creating colored patterns with flowers.
- Print extra copies of the pattern activity and use them as printable worksheet coloring pages. Your preschoolers and kindergartners will love drawing and coloring in the flowers that complete the patterns.
- A fun activity for preschoolers is to create your own patterns. They can use blocks, stickers, rocks, and even real flowers to make their own patterns up.
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