Patterning and Sequencing Kit

by Early Math Counts

Patterning and Sequencing KitThis kit is a really nice way to support patterning and sequencing in your program.  I think young children might find it interesting, since it has small spaces that can be open and closed, and you can change up the patterns by inserting a different card.

I was thinking it would be nice to create one of these using an ice-cube tray or an egg carton (the ice cube tray would be more permanent).  With manipulatives you already have in your program, you can make a pattern on one side of the tray and have children copy the pattern on the other.  You could also extend a pattern by putting in the first part of the pattern and ask children to complete it.  I have created the examples below so you can clearly see what I mean.

ice cube tray pattern 1                                                   Copy the Pattern

ice cube tray pattern 2                                                  Complete the Pattern

Sometimes it is nice to buy beautiful materials and sometimes it is nice to create beautiful materials.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.

4 Replies to “Patterning and Sequencing Kit”

  1. I love the idea of a kit– you have the general structure, but you can still have variations withing the structure. Thanks!

  2. I have some of these materials at school and have never thought about teaching patterns with them. I will give it a try.

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