Candy Cane Paper Patterns

Good morning all!  I don’t know about you, but we’re having a warm December so far.  It’s been in the 40’s-60’s for weeks with no end in sight yet.  For Denver, Colorado, that’s warm.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the nice weather…  I just want to add a little cold and snow in here and there.  🙂

This week in preschool we’re working on lots of things for Christmas, but one is patterns particularly with Candy Canes.  Last week I posted a candy cane painting project.  Today we’re making Candy Cane patterns using construction paper.  It’s great fine motor building for their little fingers to have to pick up tiny bits of paper.  We made these cuties!

For the 3 year olds we keep the patterns simple using ABAB.

First print out my Candy Cane Pattern Printable here:  Candy Cane PDF.  There are two on a page.

Secondly add a strip of glue over the candy cane shape and ask your kids to create a pattern using small bits of paper.

For the Pre-K Students their patterns got a little more complicated!

 

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Candy Canes YUM!

Hi all!  I hope you have enjoyed the Nativity Pre-K Pack I posted this week.  It’s so cute and I can’t wait to get started with my own preschoolers.  Next week we’ll be focusing on candy canes for our math unit.  The academic standards we will be focusing on are patterning and positional words.

I created this cute printable as one of the many ways we’ll practice patterning.  More ideas to come next week, I promise!

Ask the students to color the candy cane in a pattern or in our case, we’re water coloring a pattern onto the candy cane.

For the younger group 2’s-3’s you might want to start the pattern for them and see if they can complete it.  I would do a simple AB pattern like red, white, red, white OR green, red, green, red.  Patterning skills take time to develop and some kids might not be ready yet.

For 3’s who have had lots of pattern exposure or Pre-K I would challenge them to harder patterns like AAB (example:  red, red, green) or ABC (example: red, green white) or harder patterns if they desire.

Download Here:  Printable Candy Cane Christmas Patterns

Learning to use patterns will help them greatly as they get older and have to be able to recognize patterns in math problems they are doing.

Enjoy!  Cute clipart is from sweetclipart.com

Let’s Get Buggy Pack

Who needs a few simple printables for this summer?  Why not do a mini unit on bugs with your preschoolers?  This pack can be a great starting point for some Buggy Fun!

While you are here, check out my giveaway that ends today!

Soon, I’ll post some hands-on, fun ideas that you can do with your kiddos to bring your bug unit to life!

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Download the FREE PRESCHOOL BUG PACK here. {They are all in PDF format}

What’s Included on the 10 pages:

  • Letter B Search
  • Letter B Writing Practice
  • Shadow Matching
  • Number Writing
  • Pattern Practice
  • Shape Tracing
  • Cutting Curved Lines
  • Cutting Straight Lines
  • Bug Puzzle
  • Sorting Bugs by Size

A special thanks to the wonderful artists at mygrafico.com

Check out their link on the side bar.  Hope you enjoy this fun pack of printables!

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to purchase the Full 26 Page Preschool “Let’s Get Buggy Pack” from my SHOP you can ALSO get:

  • Number Bug Match-Up 1-6
  • Three versions of a simple decodable book “I See Bugs” {focus on sight words: I, see, color words} with options to write/trace the sentence
  • Bug Sorting Cards to print on card stock : sort by size, sort by color
  • Bug Sequence by Size Activity
  • Make Your Own Finger Print bug counting/decodable book {focus on sight words: here, is, are, number words} – Use colored fingerprints to add the correct number of bugs, then draw on legs, heads or spots.
  • Letter Bb Sorting Activity

Visit my SHOP today to see other great printable packs.

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Easter Math Activities

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There are TONS of fun things that you can “play/do” with your child around Easter to help them practice essential beginning math skills.

Number plastic eggs 1-12 and have your child place them in an egg carton in order by number.  Have children add the correct quantity of jelly beans into each egg.

Practice number writing using this ADORABLE Easter number writing practice page.

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If you’d like a PDF of this page click on the link How Many Easter Page

To practice simple addition place random numbers of jelly beans into plastic eggs and snap shut.  Have your child choose 2 eggs from the basket.  I would print out the worksheet and place it in a page protector {use white boards markers}.  Have your child draw and/or write how many jelly beans were found in each egg and then determine HOW MANY ALL TOGETHER.   Here are 2 different options based on child’s ability.

Download the PDF of Easter Egg Addition

For more fun hands-on math ask your child to complete a pattern out of jelly beans OR plastic Easter egg halves {to prevent annoying rolling}.

Have fun with MATH every day!  Happy Easter!

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Rainbow fun

In honor of both the Noah story and St. Patrick’s Day we’re having LOTS of rainbow themed fun!  We’re integrating music, Bible stories, math and art.  What great fun!

To begin the week we HAVE to learn the rainbow song and read the NOAH STORY {there’s a Noah song we learn too but I’ll post about Noah another day}.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple,

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple,

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple

makes the rainbow BRIGHT, BRIGHT, BRIGHT!

We made rainbow colored splatter paintings using droppers and all of the colors of the rainbow.  Who doesn’t love getting messy at preschool?

Our paint is ready to go!  Check out those fun droppers from Discount School Supplies.

Each and every piece Continue reading

Dr Seuss Birthday – March 2nd

What school year would be complete without celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd.  We spend the day wearing pajamas and reading LOTS and LOTS of Dr Seuss books, like Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and One Fish, Two Fish.  These books allow for lots of great integrated learning!

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Make “Cat” hats like the one worn in The Cat in the Hat.  Print this out onto red construction paper.  PDF downloadON THE BACK SIDE have kids add white stripes. Continue reading

Valentine Math

I LOVE Valentine’s Day and anything fun to do with hearts.  There are a million ways to do math for Valentine’s Day, but here are a few of my favorites…

Candy Heart Sorting – pdf version

If you’d like to download a simple candy heart graph just click:  color version…   black/white version

Candy Heart Patterning – pdf version

Cut/Glue Hearts in order – pdf version

I made these into a fun garland for the kids.  They water painted them first.

Enjoy the free printables!  Happy counting, patterning graphing and sorting!

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