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Patterns and Stones

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Patterns and Stones Etsy

Children can use stones to trace patterns which helps a child to focus on when they are feeling unsettled.

Materials Needed:

  • Coloured Stones
  • Pattern Cards

What to do:

  • Place the patterns cards on the table
  • Add the coloured stones in a basket or on a tray.
  • The child places the coloured stones on top of each pattern card.

Hints and Tips:

  • Patterns can be drawn onto cardboard, cut and laminated.
  • Rocks and shells can also be used to trace the patterns.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    has organized, continuous memory

    follows and understands complex instructions (verbal and visual)

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    .1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity cooperation confidence creativity commitment enthusiasm persistence imagination and reflexivity.

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.

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