Patterning Activities

Great Books

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin Jr. ( a great repeating pattern)
The Napping House by Audrey Wood (a great growing pattern!)
Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Going on a Bear Hunt (read by Michael Rosen!)

Great Rhymes or Songs

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
The ants go marching one by one
This old man, he played one
Five Little Ducks
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Sing and show lesson (Illuminations)
Other musical ideas: clap, stomp, snap, body percussion in a pattern
Other movement ideas: hop, hop, jump, hop, hop, jump

On-line Activities

(Most of the links below require Java, use firefox and they should work!)

Attribute Trains (NLVM)
Complete the Pattern (NLVM)
Making Patterns (Illuminations)
Creating Patterns (Illuminations)
That’s a Pattern
PBS Learning Links to Pattern Activities

Other Activities

The Measured Mom’s Counting Bear Patterns
Link to Free Pattern Printables

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