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J is for Jelly Beans

Last week we pulled out the bag of jelly beans and our patterning strips. 







You can find the free blank or colored printable strips on my post here:  https://wordsofhisheart.wordpress.com/?s=patterning+printable.

Math is all about patterns, so this early childhood/preschool concept is an important one.  Noah still doesn’t seem to grasp the idea of patterning, but this is one of those things that I’m going to keep doing with as much assistance as he needs until the day he can do it on his own.


Okay.  So we ate way more jelly beans than we counted.  Who’s keeping score?  The fine motor exercise alone was worth the effort of this activity, not to mention the early math skills we practiced.









For the free printable counting chart, click https://wordsofhisheart.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/counting-board.pdf.  You can use this chart either horizontally or vertically.