Yummy Patterning!

Monday was a wet, rainy day.  I had planned on taking the girls to the zoo’s splash pad but instead we hung out at home and played together.  I decided to do a patterning activity with M&M’s.  What kid doesn’t love any math activity where eating chocolate is involved.

I gave them each a bowl full of M&M’s and a paper that had eggs on it.  I was using it the following week in my class for my dinosaur theme.  They had to place the M&M’s on the eggs to create a pattern.   Once they created their pattern they had to color the eggs to match their pattern. Here is what they came up with.


Here is Ashlyn’s AAB pattern.


Emily working on her ABBCD pattern.

Their favorite part was of course eating the M&M’s at the end.

2 Responses to “Yummy Patterning!”

  1. Brittani

    Love it… I wish all school could somehow lead back to chocolate :)

    May 20th, 2010 at 11:54 pm
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