This post was featured on: http://vitamindaily.com/canada/a-few-good-eggs-1.976717 Check them out! Materials Plastic or wooden filler eggs of various sizes, colours, patterns or textures Ice cube tray, paint tray or egg carton Mailing labels and/or colour stickers Paint Shallow tray Smock Thin Felt Markers Scissors Storage Nest (optional) http://make-it-your-own.com/bird-nest-storage-basket/ Directions Using a ice cube tray or an egg carton, create patterns together with filler eggs, based on attributes such as size, type, colour etc. Then try to increase the complexity by having your child add their own images. We used mailing labels and made “eggs” out of our thumbprints using light blue paint and “chicks” using yellow paint. (Once the paint dried we added details with thin felt markers). You could also use letters, numbers or other symbols. Purpose Exploring attributes related to patterning, developing patterns and defining rules related to this. You may want to introduce your child to vocabulary such the core of the pattern, what rule is used, how do you extend the pattern? etc. Safety Notes Use scissors with adult supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.