Once they are all dry, here are 3 simple games you can have your students or children do. Who said learning can't be fun??
1. Patterns. As shown in the picture, you can have the children practice various patterns. ABAB, AAB, ABB, etc. For example, in the picture above, the top line is ABAB (ghost, pumpkin, ghost, pumpkin). The second line is AAB (ghost, ghost, pumpkin, ghost, ghost, pumpkin). For an example or for younger children, you can set up the pattern and have the children guess what would come next.
2. Sorting. With a large pail of painted beans, dump them onto the floor so the one side of the bean is face up. Allow the child to sort all the pumpkins and all the ghosts. Or all the orange beans and all the white beans.
3. Graphing. You can paint other kidney beans gray with a cat face or green with a monster face and have the children make a picture graph to see which character has the most.
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