Pattern exercises strengthen the hand, engage the brain and build attention! Students traces the patterns with thick or thin markers. They move through the patterns in sequential order - simplest to most difficult. Some like to use the pattern book cover to make pattern books. Provide a staple so students can assemble their own books. This work is very calming to most students. It is a favorite of many age groups. Most start left to right, and top to bottom. Allow children to be creative with them.