Foodie Friday: Pattern Jewelry

So I'm trying to be a little bit more on time with my food posts. 

Now that I can talk, breathe without coughing, and sleep through the night, it just might get done.

So this past Friday we learned about patterns via edible jewelry.

You will need:
  1. The large, pull apart Twizzlers.
  2. Small food that can be strung: I chose Lifesaver Gummies and Fruit Loops.
  3. Napkins
  4. Patience
  5. An extra pair of hands (or two).

When we did our kindergarten screenings, one area that showed growth needed was patterns.  The kids could identify the pattern (an AB pattern) but couldn't extend it.

Hence the object of our lesson.

We started by identifying AB patterns on the Smartboard.  Then they used unifix cubes to show AB patterns. 

After observing we could make and extend the AB patterns, each child was given a napkin and the food was placed in the center of the table.  They had to create at least an AB pattern using whatever they pleased.  But they had to create it on the napkin before they could string it on the Twizzlers.  They received two strands so they make two different patterns if they chose.

Please note the following: don't knot the end of the Twizzler before handing it to the kids. Let them string it and then tie it together.

So my goal for next post is to include pictures.  Because that would make it all snazzy and stuff.

See ya Friday!

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