May 12, 2015

Sorting and Pattern Activity for Kids

We collected sea shells and made designs.

Sorting groups of objects into categories is a useful math skill. Once kids can sort they begin to create patterns. Continuing the expansion of these skills, the patterns are used in design. We used shells, but a variety of objects can be used; bottle caps, plastic lids, small cars, coins...... the possibilities are endless.

This pattern shows reflection symmetry and balance.

This one contains six lines of radial symmetry.

This is a chain type of patten which repeats.

Once we completed the activity, we collected many shells and plan to use hot glue to attach them to wooden boxes, picture frames and other objects.

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