Here is a fun simple project that works great if you are working with children of different ages
or abilities. The discs are available at amazon.com.
Take a film canister. Turn it upside down. Cut 2" circles from white fun foam.
Hot glue thecircle to the top of the canister. Cut a red fun foam bow and hot glue that to thebottom, open end of the canister. Hot glue wiggly eyes
onto the canister. Now havethe children make a hat for the cat
using the discs.
If you are working with young children have them stack all the same
colored discs for a hat. If you are working with older kids, encourage them
to pattern or count to see how many discsthey can build before it tumbles
over. It is a good opportunity to count past 20.
Below are printable game cards for a game. Each child gets a cat.
Print, cut and laminate the cards.
Put them in a pile. Each child has to put the designated discs on the cat.
If the child's stack of discs falls over they are out of the game.
The last child with a hat wins.
Below are printable patterning cards.
Have the child pick a card and recreate the patternon the card.
A blank card is included for your convenience.
Here is a resource for the stackable discs.