Level 3 - Pattern Building Game

Grade Levels
K - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF (47 pages)
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Pattern building Level 3 is a great follow up to our Pattern Match Level 1 and 2 activities. It supports further development in visual acuity, flexibility, mathematical thinking, creativity and attention. It is suitable for children age 4 – 12 years, or from kindergarten – grade 6. Whatever the age, we are confident children will enjoy and learn in this exploration!

Children love to play and learn best through explorations. Our activities cater to the anthroposophical approach to learning, nurturing the child holistically, through intellectual, artistic, and practical skills. The learning theories of Montessori education are an integral part of these activities, supporting the child’s sensorial development from concrete experiences toward an abstract understanding. It is through their own discoveries, self-correction, and Aha! moments, that these games support a deeper learning. We hope that you will discover the value children experience while engaging in this activity, and feel inspired to continue to explore our other games and activities.

Medium Patterns (30) are built using 9 Base Cards. Each pattern is built with varied base cards – some with mirror images. Continued play with this Level 3 activity helps children learn to persevere, focus attention, compare to find mistakes and self-correct.

This activity supports the mind to develop strategies of thinking and seeing needed for further development. With focus, children can quickly make great progress. If children have worked with our Level 1 and 2 activities and developed focus, larger groups of children (6 – 12) can work in the same space on this activity and continue to learn. For children with special needs or those that have difficulty maintaining attention, it is best to continue to support them one on one or in smaller groups.

In our observations and research, we found skills such as creativity, mathematical thinking, visual discernment, flexibility, spatial perception, and symmetry emerge over time. There has been improvement in attention and ability to engage in activities for longer increments of time, even with children initially presenting with attention difficulties. Regular opportunities (at least 1 time/week) to work with our games and activities helps support this development. Feel free to contact us to know more about our research: aurogames-kalvi@auroville.org.in.

This game comes with clear, step by step game instructions. There are 25 Base Cards, 30 Patterns, and 3 sheets of elements (all the small parts that make up the base cards) to print in color. For ease of use and to last longer, the printed Base Cards and elements can to be and glued on cardstock, and the Medium Patterns laminated.

To see videos of children engaging in Aurogames activities click here: http://bit.ly/AurogamesYT

Let’s Play!

Materials needed:

· Printed copy of the Teacher Instructions and Game Sheets (base cards, patterns and elements)

· Cardstock (Cereal carton or other upcycled items will work) for the Base Cards and elements

· Scissors

· Glue

· Permanent marker

· Laminations sheets (31) for 30 patterns and 3 by 3 grids

· Small and large zip bags

Total Pages
47 pages
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