Exploring Patterns
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Exploring Patterns

This week, we were exploring patterns at Kanhas.

Initially, I introduced patterns through blocks. We have some nice geometric blocks in different colours which the children used to make patterns and shapes.

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Exploring patterns in blocks
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Such a clever pattern – geometry and colour have been taken into consideration by the child

We then looked at patterns through colouring. The children were given mandala designs and I marked alternate sections of the design with 1s and 2s and asked them to colour all the 1s the same colour etc. This helped them understand patterns better.

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Colouring in a pattern

We then did a craft activity where they had to paste on craft sticks in a particular pattern.

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Vasudev and Devaki in jail – patterns in the prison bars!
We also made button necklaces where they had to thread in buttons in the pattern of their choice.
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Patterns in buttons – just see how the child has incorporated size in the pattern
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Great fine motor skills practice as well!
Finally we did some pattern worksheets. The children had to identify and draw the missing item in a pattern. All of them aced it – even some of my 3 year olds :)

 

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About the Author: Shweta Shetty
Suvarna Radhika Devi Dasi (Shweta Patil) has been practising Krishna Consciousness for over 15 years now. A qualified software engineer and Bharat Natyam Dancer, she has now ventured into the field of early childhood education. She has completed a certification in child care and is applying her spiritual and academic experiences to create a unique Vedic training program for children in Melbourne.

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