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Keep your preschoolers entertained during the Summer holidays with 7 Summer pattern block mats!
These mats can be completed with 10 to 15 different pattern blocks each and are perfect for use in Summer or as part of Beach-Themed activity
Simply download, print and start playing – no prep required!
While you could choose to laminate the mats for added durability, this is not necessary for home use. Get ready to have some fun in the sun with these delightful pattern block mats!
What is a Pattern block?
Pattern blocks are a type of manipulative used in early childhood education to teach mathematical concepts, such as geometry, symmetry, and fractions. Usually, they are made of Wood or Plastic and come in these standard shapes and colours.
- Yellow Hexagon
- Red Trapezoid
- Blue Rhombus
- White Rhombus
- Orange Square
- Green triangle
These blocks can be used to create various patterns and designs, and children can explore and develop their spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills by manipulating them.
Pattern blocks are often used in combination with pattern block mats or templates, which provide children with specific designs or patterns to replicate using the blocks.
We have Wooden Pattern blocks from Mellissa and Doug, and I also created this printable based on this Set.
What’s included in the Summer Pattern Block Mat Printable?
The Summer Pattern Block Mats free printable includes seven different patterns:
- Boat pattern block mat
- Fish Pattern block mat
- Crab Pattern block mat
- Ice cream Pattern block mat
- Lifebuoy Pattern block mat
- Sandcastle Pattern block mat
- Sun Pattern block mat
In addition to the pattern blocks themselves, each page also features a counting activity where children can count the number of each type of pattern block used and practice writing the corresponding number.
The Summer Pattern Block Mats can be simply printed and used, making them a no-prep activity. However, if you plan to use them in a classroom setting, laminating them can make them more durable for multiple uses.
If you want to skip lamination for home use, you can add transparent tape to the bottom counting block. This will allow you to write with wipe-erase markers and wipe them off easily.
Usage Instructions for Summer Pattern Block Mats
To use the mats, simply place the pattern blocks in a container, give the child one of the mats, and ask them to start building. Children can recognize the shapes and place the pattern blocks directly on the mat.
Older children can also recreate the pattern on a table using the mat as a visual guide.
Once the pattern is complete, you can count the blocks and write the number in the bottom block to help children practice their counting skills.
So as you see, It is a fantastic way to work on various early learning skills.
Benefits of Using Pattern Blocks for Kids
There are many benefits for kids who use pattern blocks, including:
- Develop Spatial Reasoning Skills
- Practice Fine Motor Skills
- Encourage Creativity and Imagination
- Helps to learn Math Concepts
- Develop Problem-Solving Skills
Overall, pattern blocks are a fun and engaging way for children to learn and develop a variety of skills that will benefit them in many areas of their lives.
Are you looking for more pattern block mats?
Love them? I will create more printables in the future, But for now, check out Fall theme Patten block mats, Which have another seven mats.
Prekinders.com has some excellent free printable Pattern block mats perfect for Toddlers.
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