Hello friends and welcome to another Tot School Tuesday with See Vanessa Craft and Mine for the Making!
Since Dr. Seuss’ birthday was this past Saturday, my preschooler and I have been reading a LOT of his books. One of our newer favorites is The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. We don’t own this one, so it was fun to check out a Dr. Seuss book my daughter hadn’t read yet.
I decided to use the theme of the hats in the story to make a learning activity for my preschooler focusing on patterning.
color card stock
Silhouette or other craft cutter
a hat template to trace and cut by hand
The preschooler will complete 2-3 color patters and create their own patterns.
After I made the hats and we read the story together, I set up a couple of patterns for my preschooler to complete. For example, I laid out the hats: pink, blue, pink, blue and asked her to complete the pattern by handing her the rest of the paper hats. I started with only 2 colors and then built up to 3 when she was ready.
After several times of her completing my patterns, I asked her to create her own.
This was a great hand-on learning exercise to practice patterning (math concept) and it didn’t cost me anything (used materials I had on hand) or take up too much time to prepare. Plus, my preschooler loved it!
If you missed my other Dr. Seuss inspired projects, you can check them out here…
Now it’s time to head on over to See Vanessa Craft for more Tot School ideas and to link up your own Tot School ideas! We can’t wait to see what you and the kiddo(s) have been up to.