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Farm Animal Patterning

Farm animal patterning-01


  • construction paper (one color)
  • scissors
  • long strips of construction paper
  • glue


What to do

1. Cut out several animal shapes from one color of construction paper.

2. Place the cutouts on long strips of construction paper to make patterns. Make several patterns of varying difficulty, such as AB-AB-... (horse, cow, horse, cow, ...) and ABA-ABA-...(duck, lamb, duck,...).

3. Encourage the children to copy the patterns and attempt to continue them on their long sheet of paper.


-Vicki Whitehead, Satsuma, AL

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center: Math/Numbers/Reasoning
Topic: Shapes
Content: Mathematics
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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