Have some LEGO fans in your home or classroom? These free LEGO pattern cards make math super fun for kids. Just print the pattern cards (below), grab your stash of LEGOs and you’re ready for some motivating, hands-on pattern building.
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To prep, I printed the free pattern cards (HERE) on cardstock to give them extra durability and really make the colors pop. Then, I cut them apart and grabbed our stash of LEGO DUPLOs. (Regular LEGOs would work just as well.)
LEGO Pattern Cards
Both of my boys are serious LEGO fans, so they were eager to take on a new building challenge. Middle Brother (age 3.5) grabbed his first card and red the colors out loud, “Blue-red-blue-red.”
“What comes next?” I asked.
He thought a moment and then a huge smile spread across his face, “Blue!” he said excitedly. Middle Brother grabbed some blocks and started building onto the pattern.
Meanwhile, Big Brother (age 5.5) was hard at work on an AABB pattern: orange-orange-yellow-yellow.
The set includes various types of patterns to make sure there’s something for everyone – ABAB, AABB, ABC, ABCD and more.
Middle Brother needed a little help along the way, but eventually the boys read and built all 16 pattern cards in the batch.
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