Looking for a hands-on way to teach kids patterns? These free craft stick pattern activity cards are an easy prep math station or busy bag.

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Getting Ready

The prep for this pattern activity was really quick and simple. I printed the cards and cut them apart.

Then, I grabbed a pack of rainbow popsicle sticks I’d picked up at the Dollar Store and invited the boys over to join me.

Popsicle Stick Pattern Activity

I included a variety of different patterns so there would be options for kiddos who were beginners and those who were more experienced.

Middle Brother (age 3) started with an AB pattern: yellow, green, yellow, green. He said the colors on the card out loud and then started laying down the next sticks in the pattern.

FREE Popsicle Stick Pattern Cards

When he finished, he worked on another AB pattern, some AABB and ABB patterns, and then tried the mammoth rainbow card: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

It’s a whopper, but he was able to tackle it. And he was oh-so-proud when he finished!!

FREE popsicle stick pattern cards. Such a simple, fun way to practice patterns.

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  2. Thank you for this free resource! We are just beginning our homeschooling adventures and this helps immensely!

    1. You are very welcome, Amaris!
      Hope you enjoy!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

    2. Hi I have entered my email address on this thing everywhere and I still can’t download it so what must I do because it’s not really working ???

      1. Hi Tazmin,
        Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
        Please check to be sure you’ve enabled pop-ups from our site. Even if you’ve been able to download before, the site was recently updated and you may need to do so again. We also recommend using the Chrome browser. For instructions on how to enable pop ups in Chrome, you can check out THIS ARTICLE.
        You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@www.playdoughtoplato.com and I will get it to you.
        Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. Hi
    Struggling to download the Popsicle stick busy bag, the download does not work

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