You Will Need:
- Two different pieces of coloured paper or card cut into even blocks or squares.
- Create a simple repeating pattern on the floor using your different coloured paper squares. For example: Red Green Red Green Red Green Red Green.
- Say the pattern aloud whilst pointing at each part of the pattern.
- Invite your toddler to copy the sequence using their own set of paper squares, calling out the colours as they go.
Extending The Activity:
- Create only part of a repeating pattern on the carpet, for example: blue, yellow, blue yellow, blue… Ask your child – What’s next?
- Try an auditory version of sequencing : Clap pat clap pat clap pat
- Encourage children to see what patterns they can find in the home
How this supports your child's learning:
This encourages children to recognise patterns in their world and encourages children to explore colours and shapes.
Phrases to introduce during the activity to support language development
- One more
- And then
- What's next
- Counting up
- Counting down
Start with bigger pieces of card or paper to make it easier for children to distinguish the differences.
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