If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I am obsessed with pattern recognition for preschoolers. Patterns are an essential pre-skill for math and reading instruction. Math and literacy are based on pattern recognition. Every math formula is a pattern and the literacy rules sounding out words, writing sentences, writing paragraphs etc are all based on patterns. 
 
All of this is to say that I find pattern recognition to be pretty darn important. And I focus on it a lot with my kiddos. 
So I have created a freebie for you all to use with your kiddos highlighting pattern recognition. 

Focus Skills

Patterns

  • Create simple A-B-C or A-B-B repeating patterns

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Required Materials

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Pattern Recognition - Easter Color By Pattern

*Watercolors

Step #1

Print the pattern recognition Easter color by pattern template.

Step #2
Color in the key to determine a color for A, B, and C. 
Step #3

Color the egg based on the key. 

Teacher Tip

Encourage your child to color in based on the pattern  (ex: A-B) instead of doing all the A’s and then all the B’s. If you do color one letter at a time, go back and discuss the patterns when you are done. 

More Easter Activities

For this post, I partnered up with some friends to create a free mini Easter bundle. 

Check out the following resources for 8 more free Easter activities.

Bunny CraftBy: Mrs. Black’s Bees

Funny Bunny Word SortBy: Literacy with the Littles

Easter Letter RecognitionBy: Sweet for Kindergarten

Feed the BunnyBy: Littles Love Literacy

Easter Bunny Search and Find Scene By: Wonderful Day in PreK

Color SortBy: Creating Harmony in Life

Alphabet Eggs By: It’s KinderTime

Easter Spin and CoverBy: Busy Hands and Minds

Lesson Bundles

Want more lessons like this? Check out my lesson bundles!