Bead Patterns

Make a necklace with your child using different colored beads and string. Have your child put the beads into “like” piles (red with red, blue with blue), and then decide on a pattern: Which color should go first? And after that? Now let’s repeat the colors in the same order to make a pattern!

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Chirp is a collector. Raccoon has a big pile of junk. Could this be the perfect friendship? In this game, kids sort objects using increasingly sophisticated criteria.

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A-B-A-B-A- A Book of Pattern Pla, by Brian Cleary .

Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes: Patterns in Nature, by Stephen R. Swinburne.