Patterning exercises strengthen the hand, engage the brain and build attention. This book includes vertical, diagonal, zig zag, arch, wavy, rainbow, cloud, rooftop, boat and castle lines; circles, cubes, crazy 8ís, rhombi; and arrow, volcano, and roller coaster lines; and a labyrinth.
Students trace patterns with Crayola markers. Teach them to do one sheet at a time. Limit the quantity they do to their age. Show 3ís how to do it. Be patient with their scribbles! Allow 4ís and 5ís to trace the lines and get creative. Some fill in the lines while others add things. Typically the work is done left to right and top to bottom. 20 Pages.