Activity for ages 3 to 5.
Pattern blocks are a great way to teach kids about shapes, counting, sorting, reasoning, symmetry… even fractions! These simple, Valentine’s pattern block mats are an awesome math challenge for kids. Just print them out and start building. Easy peasy!
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To prep, just print the free pattern block mats and, if you’ll be using them in the classroom, laminate them for extra durability and reuse. Grab a box of plastic or wooden pattern blocks like the ones below and you’re ready to play.
After kids complete the design, they’ll count the number of yellow hexagons, blue rhombuses, red trapezoids, orange squares and green triangles. Then they’ll write the total for each on the blank lines. The extra step gives them practice counting and learning the names of shapes.
Download Your Pattern Block Mats
Ready to start playing? Click the blue button below to get your copy of the free Valentine’s pattern block mats and then hop over and check out even more math activities and free printables (including our conversation heart number book)!