I'm sure at one time or another you have bought your kids (or yourself) a box of sugary, delicious Fruit Loops. My kids had just about finished the box when I saw it! Instant maths activity and I didn't have to create anything for it!
Have you ever looked at the back of the box? It has patterns activities right these for you to use. The patterns include ABAB, AABAAB, ABACABAC, AABBAABB, ABCABC, AAABAAAB, ABCDABCD.
Awesome hey? And totally delicious!
Go and grab a box of Fruit Loops and have some have with patterns.
*Disclaimer - the box ingredients say may contain traces of nuts, so pleases consider any allergies in your classroom before using.