“Pitter Pattern”

Pitter, pitter, pat! Pitter, pitter, pat! Hey, it’s a pitter, pitter pattern! Lu and her friends love spotting patterns in their daily activities. Lu learns that patterns can be found at soccer practice, during her piano lessons, in dance class, at snack time, and even at the park! How many patterns can you spot as Lu goes about her week? 

  1. WATCH and LISTEN to author/illustrator Joyce Hesselberth reading “Pitter Pattern”:   


  1. Then, try an activity!
  • At the end of the read-aloud video, follow Joyce’s instruction for easy tie-dye COLOR fun!   
     
  • MAKE a felt (or paper!) quilt to practice making patterns! Click here for a video demo.
     
  • MAKE a pasta print, substituting cereal, buttons, beads if preferred. Instead of printing to fabric, try using paper, cardboard, and other on-hand materials. Click here for a video demo.
     
  • DRAW with Joyce! Using found shapes or shapes made from card board or paper, create three doodles using the basic shapes as a starting point! Click here for the video.  
  • EXPLORE and IDENTIFY patterns nature!  What patterns can you find? Discuss the natural and man-made patterns you notice.

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