An oldie but beloved! The children adore this activity and never realize they are being assessed!  Woot!

 I begin by placing three different color of beads on each table.  I tell the children they are making an AB pattern necklace and can only use two colors.
 I put small paper plates on the table for each child to gather the needed beads.
 If I see a child is selecting three colors – I note it and then talk to them about AB patterns.  I do not go further than one intervention.
 I always tape down the necklace string.  I used a string I found at JoAnn Fabrics that was stretchy.
 Here is a good photo of a group at work.
 The children loved their finished necklaces!  So proud!
Yes, a classic but never too old to be just the right thing. . .