About Caterpillars and Crafts

The goal of this game is to recognize a pattern of beads and copy the pattern with a new set of beads. This game is a playful and creative way for children to practice making patterns.

Game Materials

String and beads, Directions


What's the math in this game?

This game is a playful and creative way for children to practice making patterns. Talk with children about their patterns! You can ask, “What comes next? How do you know?" and, "Can you tell me about your pattern's repeating unit?"

Download Directions for Caterpillars and Crafts

 English EN

 Português PT

 Español ES

Print these templates and invite children to playfully create, copy, extend, fix, and transfer patterns!
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Caterpillars and Crafts (English)

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