Monday

Math Monday: Witchy Patterns


Since this past week was the leading up to Halloween,
I took advantage of Little Wild Man's excitement
for the holiday and used...
...witches*** to create patterns.

(I created these easy-peasy pattern cards
by using stickers and squares of foam.)

We did a lot with the cards.
I would start a pattern and he would finish it...
...then he would start a pattern and I would finish it.

I would also refer to the patterns using terms such as
"ABAB" as well as
"Blue Witch, Broom, Blue Witch, Broom."
He really enjoyed this activity,
and so did I!

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**Now, a "side note" about using "witches"...

I am a Christian, and I do believe that witches,
as they relate to occult, exist.

Did I discuss this idea with my son?

Nope, not yet.

Right now, he sees them as
imaginary, cartoonish characters who can be
good or bad,
like in "The Wizard of Oz."

I used to imagine such worlds as a child,
ones where wicked witches battled the good wizards,
and I think it helped cement in me a sense of
good and evil in the world.

And, ultimately, how I am GLAD to be serving
a God who is the ULTIMATE good,
and will protect me from the true evil
that exists in this world.

I hope that my kiddos ask me questions about
the good and evil that are in the world,
and about how I deal with it all-

So that they too will come to know
the Savior I view as the world's
Ultimate Super Hero...

4 comments:

  1. Cute and very fun!

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  2. LOVE both parts of your post. So very true. Have you ever heard the song "Jesus you're my superhero"? Super cute, I heard it this summer at the boys knight camp.

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  3. Super cute! I thought the witches were very big until I saw the picture of your son which brought the witch down to scale. Thanks for linking!

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  4. Patterning is such a great activity for young kids and I love the cute witch/brooms you used.

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