Patterns are everywhere
There are many patterns in both natural and constructed environments. For some beautiful examples that you can use as an introduction to this theme, look at this YouTube video showing that patterns are everywhere.
Patterns also occur frequently in many school activities. Some examples are:
- skip counting (e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20…)
- block building
- decorative patterns (e.g. potato stamping, butterfly patterns)
- musical rhythm and melodic repetition
- rhyming in poetry
- playground games.
There many more.
Tartans and nursery rhymes
Here are two more examples of patterns to explore.