Preschool is the perfect time to introduce children to pattern blocks! If you are unfamiliar with pattern blocks, basically they are a set of plastic learning manipulatives that come in 6 different shapes: hexagon, trapezoid, square, triangle, parallelogram and rhombus, each with a different color.
Pattern Block Mats:
The pattern blocks are used to make….you guessed it….patterns! But that is not all they are good for. We use our pattern block mats for teaching symmetry, reflection, and so much more! They are super versatile and can be used alongside Pattern Block Mats to aid in learning. In fact, we have created a huge variety of pattern block mats, and follow-up activity pages to teach children a variety of different skills:
Pattern Block Worksheets:
These universal activity pages coordinate with ANY of our thematic pattern block mats and teach children important skills such as counting, graphing, tally marks, addition, subtraction, inequalities, number words, writing, shape identification, ordinal number words, and sequencing. Each sheet can be paired with any of the pattern block mats which cover alphabet, numbers, animals, transportation, seasons, and holidays. With this set you’ll have no-prep math learning centers for the entire year!
Free Pattern Block Templates:
We also have a variety of FREE Pattern Block printables available to help introduce your children to pattern blocks.
Students learn about repeating patterns with these colorful pattern block mats. These are great for the earliest of learners as they can visually see which color and shape to place.
These fun filled activity mats are the perfect introduction to pattern blocks. Students roll dice, then add the numbers, placing a pattern block on the same number location.
Students learn about symmetry and reflection with these free reflection mats.