- ABAB (red, blue, red, blue)
- ABC (car, truck, plane, car, truck, plane)
- AABB (crayon, crayon, pencil, pencil, crayon, crayon, pencil, pencil)
- AAB (Cheerio, Cheerio, raisin, Cheerio, Cheerio, raisin)
- ABB (stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap clap)
Simple ways to teach patterns1. Notice a pattern on your child’s clothing. “Look, you have on stripes today! Red, blue, red, blue.” 2. Make a pattern with toys. We love to make patterns with Duplos. Making patterns with toy vehicles is fun too. 3. Make a pattern by doing something. “Let’s make a pattern with how we move. Jump. Step. Jump. Step.” 4. Make a sound pattern with rhythm instruments. BANG, tap, tap, BANG, tap, tap. Start out by making a pattern and having your child copy you. 5. Get out a colored manipulative and make patterns. We like to use color tiles, counting bears, and pattern blocks. You could also put pom poms in an ice cube tray. 6. Make patterns with stickers. 7. Save lids and make a variety of patterns. 8. Create patterns with objects you find in nature. 9. You can make a pattern with everyday household objects.
- Pen, pencil, pen, pencil.
- Fork, knife, spoon, fork, knife spoon.
- Big book, small book, big book, small book.
Free printables for teaching patternsI’ve shared counting bear pattern strips. My truck pattern strips are one of the first printables I shared at The Measured Mom. Print these coin pattern strips.
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