How To Make Paper Shape Patterns For Kids
Cool Math For Kids
Learn how to make paper shape patterns for kids and help make learning shapes super cool math with Elliot and myABCdad Learning for Kids.
At the 3:18 mark, I stop our video fast-forward of Elliot and I recreating and repeating our wooden shape designs. Elliot starts singing as he works. Now, I am aware that Elliot is my son. And of course when it is your own, it is hard not to trumpet about the great things they do. Having said this, a spontaneous melody like this does truly signal fun maths for kids. I am radiant and still am. What’s more, it is a great indication that designing with wooden shapes and repeating them is inspiring… and not only for Elliot.
Magical Learning Moments
As a Kindergarten teacher for over ten years, these little musical kernels of happy bliss popped up from time to time in classrooms. Children didn’t need to tell you they enjoyed what they were doing – they simply sang their delight. In a fleeting moment of educational inspiration, I always thought to capture and share these magical moments with parents and the wider class community via video. But by the time I had the camera up and running, the memory stick in, the batter charged and ready and remembering where I had left the camera in the first place, the time had passed.
At the end of the day, I would attempt to recount to parents but of course my musical inclinations often motivated parents to swiftly excusing themselves and run.
Now, finally, I have managed to capture the magic with Elliot. And I am so chuffed to share it with all of you. I invite you to try our FREE download and have a go at building repeating patterns along with us or try your own. We would love to hear how it goes.
Also, make sure to check out Wooden Pattern Blocks on Amazon. If you do choose to buy, make sure it is the wooden, thicker variety. The plastic ones present corners and edges that are often painful when digging into a container full.
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