1:00 - 1:15 Dancing with a pattern (We learned the pattern for and did the Macarena and Chicken Dance)
1:15 - 2:00 Pattern Party Centers
The children rotated through 3 centers.
-creating a patterned fruit loop necklace
-making a patterned crown
-Each of the children had brought in a piece of fruit. At this center, they cut
the fruit and made their own patterned fruit kabob.
2:00 - 2:15 Patterned Counting Game
We played a game where the children sat in a circle. One person is the king or queen and they get to sit on a chair. The object of the game is to try and remove the king or the queen from the chair. The only way to remove them from the chair is to get them to say the "magic" number. At the beginning, the teacher must determine how the children will count and what the "magic" number will be for the game. To begin, we counted by 10's and the "magic" number was 100. The person to the right of the king or queen, begins the counting. Going around the circle, each player says one or two numbers. Whoever says 100 has to move to the beginning spot beside the king or queen. The counting starts again by the person who was sitting beside where the child who had just said 100. The game can be changed to counting by 5's to 50 or count by 2's to 20 etc.
2:15 - 2:30 We had snacks. The children ate their fruit kabobs and had juice.
2:30 - 2:45 We tried to create our own party music. The children tried to create their own patterns using instruments. Noisy but lots of fun!
A great time had by all!