Grab your stash of rainbow counting bears and great ready for some playful pattern practice! Children will love solving the challenge cards and then coloring the pattern. They can even stretch their brains and create their own counting bear patterns for friends to solve when they’re finished!
To prep the activity, I simply printed the pattern cards (below) on card stock to make them durable and cut along the grey lines to separate them into strips.
Although I decided not to laminate the set this time around, I would recommend doing that if you’ll be using the cards in a classroom. Laminating adds an extra layer of durability.
Solving the Pattern Cards
Little Sister (age 3) had just finished using our counting bears to practice the numbers 1 to 12 so she was eager to pull them out again for another math challenge.
She grabbed the first strip in the pile and read the colors out loud:
“Red – blue – yellow – red – blue…”
When she got to the empty box she immediately recognized the next color in the sequence.
She grabbed a yellow bear and placed it in the square.
Then she started at the beginning of the pattern card and read through the sequence again, adding the missing red bear at the end.
With her pattern now complete, I handed her the record sheet and challenged her to color the same pattern with crayons.
Little Sister happily colored the first line and then grabbed the next card in the batch – a fun AB pattern.
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