Gingerbread Pattern Cards

Gingerbread men are a winter holiday must in our family so I was eager to use the friendly treat for some fun filled math.

These gingerbread pattern cards are great to use as a playful math center or morning bell work. They’re the perfect compliment to our popular Gingerbread Activity Pack!

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Getting Ready

To prep, I simply printed out the pattern strips on cardstock to give them extra durability and grabbed a box of Dots gumdrops.

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Making Patterns

I invited Little Sister (age 3) and Middle Brother (age 5) over to join me. Their eyes lit up with excitement the moment they noticed the gumdrops sitting at each of their work stations. They inherited my sweet tooth.

I had each of them grab one of the cards and build it with their pile of Dots. Little Sister is new to patterns so I helped her say the color out loud and lay the matching gumdrop underneath each picture.

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Then we started at the beginning of the pattern and said all of the colors out loud so that she could figure out what gumdrop to lay down next:

“Yellow, pink, pink, yellow, pink, ___”

She instantly knew that pink came next and laid down the next gumdrop in the line.

Meanwhile, Middle Brother was figuring out what gumdrops to add on without taking the time to replicate the pattern underneath each strip.

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I had him color his answers on the record sheet too so that he could keep track of his results.

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