My students create patterns ALL the time. But I like to connect the idea of a pattern to something concrete and real for these little learners. Here is one pattern idea for Brown Bear book that works great for the beginning of the school year.
Copy animals onto the right color paper, referring to the Brown Bear book. Have the pieces ready to go so assembly goes smoothly.
I recently brought one of my dip trays at the dollar store(I guess that is what you call it?) to school for another activity.
BUT… I saw it while I was prepping centers. AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY!
Clean up was even easier!
I highly recommend trying this the next time you make patterns with your kids.
We used this book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
I look these Brown Bear inspired pattern pieces (in this bundle you can see the Brown Bear Patterns.
I copied them onto the correct colored copy paper and had them precut in the tray.
Check out how easy it is for the students to USE.
WHAT IS THIS TRAY THING CALLED?