Pattern Hunt

Based on Carol Stephenson’s Mathematics Lesson

Curriculum – Patterning 

For students to explore, recognize, describe, and create patterns, using a variety of materials in different contexts.


Students and teacher will go around the classroom or school looking for patterns. Students should have previous experience with patterns.


  • Camera
  • Pattern hand out (Appendix A)
  • Pencils
  • Crayons

For appendix download the lesson plan here.


  • Students will search the classroom or school for a pattern.
  • Once students have found a pattern, the teacher will take a picture of the pattern and note which child found it.


  • The teacher will print the pictures and put it on the pattern hand out.
  • In the blank box beside the picture, students will recreate the pattern they saw.
  • Below, students will write about the pattern they found.
    • Example: “I found an AB pattern in my classroom.”


  • These pattern handouts can then be displayed in the classroom for other children to see.