In my teaching days, I created these pattern block template cards for my students to use. They are very easy to make. I just laid some pattern blocks in a design on a large index card then traced them, colored them in, and covered the cards with clear contact paper. The numbers in the corner were just so I could keep track of the cards. I recently found the cards and the pattern blocks in a closet and brought them out for my three year olds to explore.
The kids had a great time playing this fun game. They were able to match up the pieces and complete the designs. The girls were very proud when they were able to complete a card!
When the girls finished their cards, they started using the blocks in other ways. B built a pattern block tower.
"A" created an elaborate design that she said was a giraffe.
I was so happy to see how the girls expanded on this activity. The blocks kept them busy and playing for some time.
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Linking to: ABC and 123, Red Ted Art