Stack the brightly colored beads on five hardwood dowels to match the pattern cards!
Includes more than 45 brightly colored wooden beads and 5 double-sided wooden pattern cards. A sturdy wooden storage box contains all the pieces and holds the dowels upright for playtime. The 10 patterns increase in difficulty to build matching, sequencing, and fine motor skills.
• Pattern-matching activity set
• Includes 46 brightly colored wooden beads and 5 double-sided wooden pattern cards.
• Sturdy wooden storage box holds the dowels upright for playtime.
• 10 patterns increase in difficulty.
• Promotes matching, sequencing, and fine motor skills.
• 4 - 6 years
Discover Countless Ways To Play:
• Turn the boards upside-down for a new set of sequence challenges.
• Ask the child to sort the pieces into groups by color or shape. Count each group and discuss which has the most pieces and which has the fewest pieces.
• Create a color sequence on one of the dowels and ask the child to repeat the colors on the next dowel, using any of the shapes.
• Create a shape sequence on one of the dowels and ask the child to repeat the shapes on the next dowel, using any of the colors.
• Begin a simple pattern (such as red, blue, red, blue) with beads on a dowel. Ask the child to continue the pattern to fill the dowel.
• Fill one of the dowels with a rainbow sequence: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Ask the child to replicate the color sequence on the other dowels to create entire rows of rainbow colors.
• Create a number line: Place one bead on the first dowel, two beads on the second dowel, and so on. Then count along the number line.
• Use the dowels and beads to express mathematical ideas. For instance: "This dowel has 3 beads. I'm holding 2 beads. When I add my beads, 3 put together with 2 makes 5 beads in all!"
• Describe beads aloud and ask the child to follow your spoken instructions to fill a dowel. Extra challenge: Ask the child to remember and carry out a few instructions at a time.