Pattern blocks are such an easy way to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) into the classroom! Just print the pattern block challenge cards below, grab your blocks, and you’re ready to build kids’ design, problem solving and planning skills. Snag your copy below and hop over and grab our Epic STEM Bundle in…
Pattern block mats take on a whole new level of challenge and fun when kids need to roll each number with dice before they can cover it. These playful community helper-themed mats work on shapes, counting, number recognition and adding at the same time. Download your free set below and then hop over and grab our popular…
Grab your stash of rainbow counting bears and great ready for some playful pattern card practice! Children will love solving the challenge cards and then coloring the pattern. They can even stretch their brains and create their own counting bear patterns for friends to solve when they’re finished! Snag your set below and then hop…
Kids of all ages love learning about outer space! Whether you’re looking for a fun math activity to add to your space unit or you want to entertain your future astronaut with a quick prep activity, these free outer space pattern block mats are a perfect fit. Grab your copy below and then hop over and download our…
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but my stash of pattern blocks sat on the shelves for YEARS collecting dust. I didn’t really know how I could make them engaging for kids. I soooo wish I had these print-and-play pattern block mats back then! Snag your set below and then hop over and grab even more…
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like conversation hearts! These conversation heart pattern strips are perfect for a Valentine’s Day party, math center or homeschool activity. Snag your set below and then hop over and grab even more STEM your kids will love with our Epic STEM Challenge Bundle! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting…
Working on a gingerbread unit? These gingerbread pattern cards are great to use as a playful math center or morning bell work. Snag your set below and then hop over to grab 13 more festive gingerbread centers your students will LOVE in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers! Getting the Pattern Cards Ready To…
Teach patterns with this motivating batch of hands-on centers!
Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a basket of the matching math manipulatives: rainbow bears, unifix cubes, craft sticks or pattern blocks.
You can even print off the record sheet to keep track of students’ learning!
Kids will love building the patterns and then adding on to stretch them further.
As a bonus, the set also includes a create your own pattern challenge for kids who are ready for a next step.
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND
–> Record sheets
–> A bonus challenge asking kids to build a pattern of their own
Looking for a motivating way to practice letters and numbers?! These pattern block challenges are a MUST!
The print and play cards have kids build all 26 uppercase letters, their 26 lowercase pairs PLUS the numbers 0 to 20.
Students will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re working on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary… even beginning fractions!
To make it easy for you to differentiate, there are TWO versions of the activity:
-> For Pre-K or beginning Kindergarten, have students build the letters and numbers directly on the full size mats.
-> For later Kindergarten and First Grade, stretch students by giving them the mini versions of the pattern block designs so they have to look at the image and then recreate a real-life replica. They’ll practice shape recognition, of course, but they also work on their design, engineering, problem solving and scaling skills too. By adding a little extra dose of thinking, they magnify their STEM skills.
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…
–> 2 versions of uppercase full size mats (in color + black and white)
–> 2 versions of lowercase full size mats (in color + black and white)
–> 2 versions of 1-10 full size mats (in color + black and white)
–> 2 versions of uppercase letter task cards (in color + black and white)
–> 2 versions of lowercase letter task cards (in color + black and white)
–> 2 versions of 0-20 number task cards (in color + black and white)
–> Record sheets
–> A bonus challenge asking kids to pick a number or letter and find ANOTHER way to build it.
-> The set even includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.
Looking for an engaging batch of STEM challenges to add to your centers or STEM boxes?! These pattern block STEM challenges are an easy way to work on problem solving, geometry, math vocabulary… even beginning fractions!
Just print the cards on cardstock, cut them apart, and grab a batch of pattern blocks. Kids will love building all 55 designs!
Plus, as a bonus, the set also includes record sheets and challenge worksheets for kids who are ready for a next step.
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
–> 15 any time design task cards
–> 10 fall task cards
–> 10 winter task cards
–> 10 spring task cards
–> 10 summer task cards
–> 3 bonus challenges
WARNING: These are not your average pattern block mats! In order to cover each shape, children need to roll the number with dice first. The simple twist adds a whole new level of learning (and fun!) to the mix. Grab your Roll and Cover Place Value Mats in our shop! This post contains Amazon affiliate…
These roll and cover pattern block mats are packed with serious math power! The no prep sheets work on shapes, counting, adding, fine motor skills, number recognition AND subitizing at the same time.
To play, kids roll either one or two dice (depending on the version they’re using), and cover the matching number with a pattern block.
EACH OF THE 20 DESIGNS COMES IN 2 VERSIONS:
–> a roll and cover sheet practicing the numbers 1-6
–> PLUS a roll, add and cover page working on adding together two numbers up to 12.
STUDENTS WILL BUILD:
–> police car
–> fireman and hose
–> owl on a branch
–> number ten
–> watering can
–> bee and flower
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