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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Take your February math and literacy centers to the next level with these 23 print-and-play stations. Practice sight words, CVC words, 2D and 3D shapes, math facts, units of time and so much more. They are perfect for kindergarten and first grade!
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
–> EDITABLE Sight Word Board Game
–> EDITABLE Flip & Write Sight Word Game
–> EDITABLE Sight Word Hide & Seek Pocket Chart Game
–> EDITABLE Sight Word I Have, Who Has Game
–> EDITABLE Write the Room Sight Word Game
–> Rhyming Puzzles
–> CVC Puzzles
–> 10 CVC Roll It, Read It, Write It Sheets
–> 2 Digraph Roll It, Read It, Write It Sheets
–> 2 Blends Roll It, Read It, Write It Sheets
–> Compound Word Puzzles
–> 3 Story Starters + Word Cards
–> Mystery Number Challenges
–> Place Value Build & Compare Game
–> Place Value War
–> Subtraction from 10 Game
–> 2 Sets of Subtraction Mats (Subtraction from 6 & Subtraction from 12)
–> Math Fact Board Game
–> 2 Versions of Roll & Cover Pattern Block Mats (Numbers 1-6 and Adding 2-12)
–> I Have, Who Has 2D Shapes
–> I Have, Who Has 3D Shapes
–> Units of Time Clip Cards
–> Daytime or Nighttime Sort
THAT’S 23 MATH AND LITERACY FEBRUARY CENTERS IN ALL!
Just print the mats and laminate them for added durability. Then grab a a basket of pattern blocks, pom poms and playdough. Kids will love solving all of the challenges!
You can easily stretch the activity for students who are ready for a challenge by giving them the set of harder challenges or simplify it for children who are new to symmetry by pulling out the easier one.
These Earth Day centers make it so easy to plan your math and literacy activities for the week of April 22nd! Just hit print.
This print-and-play pack includes 18 math and literacy centers practicing word families, sight words, telling time, number bonds and so much more.
The Earth Day centers are easy to differentiate, making them perfect for kindergarten and first grade!
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
The mega pack makes it so easy to differentiate. Stretch activities for your strong readers and break down the activities for your struggling kiddos.
–> Beginning Sounds Color Up. Pick a card from the pile and color the letter that starts with the word shown.
–> Digraph Color Up. For students who are ready to be stretched, practice digraph words instead.
–> Blends Color Up. And for children who need even more of a push, pull out the blends version of the game.
–> EDITABLE Sight Word Game. Race to the finish line as you read and write sight words along the way!
–> EDITABLE I Spy Game. Have fun and burn off a little extra energy as kids search the room for sight words and then practice spelling them on their record sheet.
–> EDITABLE Sight Word Puzzles. Match each sight word with its twin!
–> 3 Story Starters. Get kids writing with creative story prompts and Earth Day word cards.
The set also includes math activities teaching critical skills including numbers, telling time, addition and subtraction.
–> What’s Next? Easily differentiate by having kids focus on the numbers 1-20, 1-50 or 1-120.
–> Roll and Cover. Challenge students to roll two dice, add the numbers together, and then cover up the sum on their pattern block mat.
–> Subtraction Mats. Spin two numbers, write the subtraction problem and solve it!
–> Number Bonds. Have kids complete Earth Day number bonds.
–> Telling Time Puzzles. Read the analog clock and then find the digital time that matches! There are three versions included so that you can easily differentiate for a variety of learners: telling time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour.
–> Color by Shape. Practice naming and recognizing 2D or 3D shapes with a playful game of chance.
–> Shape Graph. Spin a shape and add it to the graph. What shape reaches the top first?
THERE ARE 18 EARTH DAY MATH AND LITERACY CENTERS IN ALL!
Kids will go crazy for these colorful rainbow STEM challenges! After learning how rainbows are made, they’ll make a Skittles rainbow in a jar, create repeating rainbow patterns with pattern blocks, create rainbow milk and MORE!
The STEM challenges are perfect for spring parties, early finisher activities, STEM boxes, science and math centers or just because.
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
–> Rainbow fact sheet
–> 10 EASY repeating pattern task cards + record sheet
–> 10 HARD repeating pattern task cards + record sheet
–> Build your own LEGO rainbow + record sheet
–> Pipe cleaner STEM rainbows + record sheet
–> Pipe cleaner rainbow creations record sheet
–> Skittles rainbow science experiment + record sheet
Add a major dose of magic to your lesson plans this winter with a batch of engaging snow STEM challenges! Students will love learning how snowflakes are made and then diving into engineering, problem solving and (of course!) STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
The STEM challenges are perfect for winter parties, snow units, early finisher activities, STEM boxes or just because.
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
–> Snow fact sheet
–> “All About Snow” record sheet
–> 10 toothpick and marshmallow task cards + record sheet
–> Build your own toothpick and marshmallow snowflake + record sheet
–> 10 EASY geoboard task cards + record sheet
–> 10 HARD geoboard task cards + record sheet
–> 12 task cards comparing the weight of marshmallow “snowballs” to common class supplies like paperclips