Story Time

Patterns-a-Plenty
Submitted by: Jan DeCoste, Tomball
Audience
• Schoolage
Books
Busy Bugs : a Book about Patterns by:Harvey, Jayne
The busy bugs arrange themselves in different ways to make a show.

Pattern Fish by:Harris, Trudy
Illustrations and rhyming text describe various patterns depicted by different fish.

M & M?s Brand Color Pattern Book by:McGrath, Barbara
Rhyming text describes how to sort M&M?s to make various color patterns.

Songs
It?s Pattern Time
songsforteaching.com, Click on "Early Numbers" and then choose "It's Pattern Time"
Use body movements and then children playing different instruments for the patterns.

Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)
?Everybody Dance? HCPL cassette
Just dancing, no words. Illustrates patterns used in dance.
Craft
Younger children can create color patterns while making bead necklaces. Older children may be interested in doing tessellation tiles, as described in ?Exploring Shapes?, by Andrew King, to create their patterns.
Other
Either while reading the M & M book, or after, have the children arrange M & M?s on paper plates in different patterns, creating their own also.