My kids will eat melons IF they get to use the melon baller. (Finally, I’ve found the answer!) Last week, we bought a honeydew, a cantaloupe, and a watermelon. Each girl got a melon baller and got to work “balling” the melons.
After making the balls, the kids stuck the balls onto straws. And inadvertently, we made patterned skewers. Math in the kitchen! (again?) I am quite obsessed with food lately.
Patterns. Remember, patterns are math!
easy: red, green, red, green
hard: red, green, green, orange, red, green, green, orange.
You can find patterns in
- toys – block, cars, bead, dominoes
- household objects – silverware, chairs, markers, office supplies
- nature – leaves, rocks, sticks. flowers
- shapes – triangles, circles, squares
Find a pattern.
Make a pattern.
(Hmmm, is there some bigger metaphor here?)