Combine gross motor movement and math in this fun Pumpkin Pattern Path Math Game. Make a set of felt pumpkins for patterning, then let the kids have fun over and over again this fall.
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Pumpkin Pattern Path Math Game
Pumpkin patterning activities can help kids learn a variety of skills, including:
- Fine motor skills: Patterning activities require kids to use their hands to manipulate objects, which can help improve their fine motor skills.
- Hand-eye coordination: Patterning activities also require kids to coordinate their hands and eyes, which can help improve their hand-eye coordination.
- Pattern recognition: Patterning activities can help kids learn to recognize and identify patterns.
- Problem-solving skills: Patterning activities can also help kids develop problem-solving skills as they try to figure out how to create the desired pattern.
- Creativity: Patterning activities can also be a fun way for kids to express their creativity.
Overall, pumpkin patterning activities can be a fun and educational way for kids to learn a variety of skills.
Make and extend a pattern.
Materials Needed for Pumpkin Pattern Path Math Game:
How to Make
- First, print the pumpkin patterns. Use grey scale and draft or quick print to save on ink.
- Then, the adult cuts at least 4 of each pumpkin shape. Tall, short, and round.
- Lastly, use the orange fabric paint to add vertical lines. (optional) Allow to dry overnight
How to Play
- First, set the pumpkins in a pile.
- Then, practice making and extending patterns using clap and knee tap with your kids.
- Explain that the children will be making a pattern path with pumpkins.
- Allow them time to make a path.
- Encourage them to walk on their path to check, saying the pumpkin shape out loud. Example: tall, short, tall short, tall short.
- Repeat as wanted!
Pumpkin Pattern Path Math Game Variations
- Use the felt pumpkins to act out the poem: 5 LITTLE PUMPKINS SITTING ON A GATE
- Sort the pumpkins into 3 different groups based on their attributes.
- Set them in a line and have children walk and count to practice rote counting.
You may also enjoy these super cute Fall Themed Addition printables from Kim over at Life Over C’s.
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