Patterns with Perler Beads and Pipe Cleaners
I have posted about using perler beads HERE and HERE and continue to find new ways to use them in the class. This idea comes from a great comment on my first post by my good friend @happycampergirl. She suggested adding pipe cleaners in with the beads and I saved that idea for this week when we are knee-deep in patters. The kids LOVED the center and I was excited listening to them describe and discuss patterns as they worked. This activity is great for fine motor and also for stamina as it takes continued effort to fill up the entire pipe cleaner.