We recently borrowed the wonderful book Patterns In Nature by Jennifer Rozines Roy from the library. It explains all about different types of patterns and how they are all around us. It also shows how we can make our own patterns from things outdoors and in our backyard.
After reading the book together L was all set to go. She grabbed her journal and a pencil and we headed out to the back yard.
Here she is copying down her big, little apple pattern into her journal.
While L was busy with her journal I made this pattern on the clothesline then asked her if she could continue it which she did no problem. She had a bit of a harder time copying it into her journal as she needed help with the spaces between the clothes pegs.
We then moved out of the backyard and went on a nature walk around the neighbourhood finding patterns in ferns and other things as well as making our own.
Reading this book and talking about patterns opened up a whole new world to L and she is loving discovering patterns wherever we go now!