Can you match the sequence? Flower Frenzy helps your child strengthen observation skills while he/she matches sequences.
- Take turns playing the first two levels with your child. Record your times, to show your child that sometimes a little bit of competition can be fun!
- When playing the "Pro Planter" level with your child, take turns finding a sequence of three flowers the same, and keep track of how many triplets you each find!
This activity will help your child strengthen observation skills which is one of the precursors to develop science skills as outlined in the Ontario Curriculum. Your child will also be matching sequences which is a precursor to later math skills related to patterning as outlined in the Ontario Curriculum.
Understanding sequencing, helps kids learn about patterning.
- Here's a great musical patterning idea for you! You can play this little game with as many kids as you'd like. Stand in a circle, and choose someone to go first. Ask each child to put together a three-step musical pattern (such as clap, snap, clap). Once the child has shown the rest of the group his/her pattern, everyone does the same. Continue with all the kids until everyone has had an opportunity to make his/her own musical pattern, and then try to put them all together!
- Art and patterning go hand in hand. Find yourself enough large-squared graph paper for you and your kids. Make sure you have lots of crayons or markers near by. Silently, each person decides on a specific pattern (not too long) and colours it on the graph paper (such as blue, red, yellow, yellow, red, blue). Once everyone has made their initial pattern, trade papers to the right, and the next person has to follow the same pattern. Continue along until the entire page has been filled.
- Patterning in everyday life! You can do this activity while you're driving in the car or walking through the neighbourhood! You will need a pencil, pencil crayons, and something to write on like a notebook (blank or lined, it doesn't really matter). On your trip or walk, have your kids record everything they see with a pattern! For example, if you see a building with lots of windows, your child would write the word "building with windows" and then would draw the pattern next to it (e.g., four windows followed by a beam, then four windows then another beam). Share your findings.