This idea reviews patterns and makes a sweet holiday classroom display! Candy canes are a festive and fun way to review patterns with students. Give each student 2 candy cane patterns (one with the “hook” facing right and one with the “hook” facing left). You can use blank ones or ones with lines for younger students. I couldn’t find a blank candy cane pattern so I used a bubble font letter J for a pattern. Have the students color each candy cane in a pattern. I give the students the freedom to choose any colors they wish as long as they make a pattern. Some choose to use 2 colors, some choose to use 4 colors, some make both of their candy canes the same, others make each one different.
Glue a picture of each student in the middle of a green heart cut out shape (to make the heart pattern, I put 2 of the candy canes together to form a heart and traced around them). Have the students glue their candy canes onto their heart to form a heart shaped frame.
Hang the candy cane hearts on a bulletin board entitled “Have a SWEET holiday”. I used a candy cane font I found on dafont.com.
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