What you need
Directional skills to understand basic directions and repetition
Depending on the learner, assistance may be required to guide or facilitate
Adi's Perfect Patterns and Loops
In this activity, learners will use their knowledge of sequencing to create repeated sequences, known as loops. This unplugged activity gives learners a chance to practice planning a loop without a computer by using items around them.
- Pick three series of similar items (e.g. forks, spoons, straws, post-it notes, clothing, and loose parts).
- Use these items to build a sequence with a repeated pattern to show the learner what this activity is about.
- Ask the learner to make their own sequence with a repeated pattern.
- Ask the learner to repeat this pattern three times in their sequence.
- To avoid confusion, ensure set up is a large flat surface for items to be seen clearly.
- In situations where the learner is not able to repeat the sequence, slow the pace and build the repeated sequence step-by-step with them on an one-on-one basis.
- Pattern recognition
- Try a loop sequence with one item being used twice (e.g. spoon, fork, fork, spoon, fork, fork)
- Try this activity again with a longer loop sequence (e.g. spoon, fork, fork, straw, spoon, fork, fork, straw)