Learning Activity For Math
I tried a new pattern preschool math activity with my littlest one this week and it went over extremely well! I got the initial idea for this preschool activity from this site here, from her Math section number 2.
I had to change it up a little bit, to make it work with the supplies we had, I am tired of running out to get ‘stuff’ to do some of these projects and just wanted to skip that step.
Luckily we had LOTS of pipe cleaners and beads already!
I cut each pipe cleaner in half, and created a pattern with different color beads on one half. I twisted the end so they wouldn’t fall off. Then the other half went empty into the bag. I then counted out the exact number of beads she would need for each pattern I created and put those in the bag too. The whole bit went into a basket, a la Montessori style.
This is an example of one pattern.
This is a very self correcting activity. In fact my daughter caught herself a few times with left overs of one color or not enough of another. Then she knows there is a mistake somewhere that she can fix.
In process with her Grandma’s knitted sweater on. The woman at the sewing store last night asked if I knitted it, hahahaha, ah we have seen how spectacular I am at knitting so far. I divulged the truth on who made it while laughing at myself for knowing I wouldn’t even know where to begin…or what all the codes even stand for in a knitting pattern. Yet.
The first day we tried this, she wasn’t that into it, it may have been a cranky day. Yesterday when we did it she squealed, “Mom you are right! This is fun!”
This was the perfect home school math activity to give her while I worked with her brother. I am going to need to get a bit more creative with this one! She wants more, and more, and MORE school to do everyday! We have already gone through the entire Core Knowledge Preschool Activities Book!