Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats

May 9, 2016

Activity for ages 4 to 7.

Pattern blocks are a motivating, hands-on way to teach kids about shapes, patterns, measurement…. even fractions!

These playful roll and cover pattern block mats add three more math skills to the list: counting, number recognition, and addition. They’re the perfect preview to our roll and cover pattern block mat pack!

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Roll and Cover Shape Game!

Getting Ready

The prep for this pattern block activity was as quick and easy as it comes. I printed the pattern block mats on cardstock to give them extra durability and grabbed our box of pattern blocks.
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Note: If you’ll be using the activity in a classroom, you may want to laminate the mats to make them durable enough to handle repeated use.

I pulled out two dice and a pencil and called the boys over to join me. That’s it! Easy peasy.

Pattern Block Mats

Middle Brother (age 4.5) is still working on subitizing – instantly recognizing the number of objects in a set. So I handed him a roll and cover pattern block mat and just one die first.

He rolled his die, counted the dots that landed on top, and covered the shape that matched.

When he rolled a three, he covered one of the threes with a yellow hexagon. When he rolled a six, he covered one of the rhombuses labeled with a six…

Free Roll and Cover Pattern Block Mats!

When his picture was complete, he counted up all of the shapes on his mat and wrote the totals at the bottom.

(If you laminate the mats, have kids write the totals with vis-a-vis markers so they can easily wipe the board clean after you have checked it.)

Meanwhile, Big Brother (age 6.5) was busy working on addition. He rolled two dice, added the numbers together, and covered the sum with a pattern block.

Free Roll, Add and Cover Pattern Block Mats

Such a simple way to work on shapes, counting, number recognition, adding…. so many things at once. And the best part of all was that the kids LOVED it!!

Grab Your Download

It’s your turn to play! Click the blue button below to grab your free roll and cover sheets and then hop over and download even more K-2 math freebies including roll and race shape games and a hands-on positional word activity!!

positional words interactive readers FREE Roll and Race Shape Games - 2nd Grade

6 Comments

  1. Ann Snow

    I would like to download your free ‘roll, add, and cover shape games’ but when I click on the download button I get a message that says “page not available”.
    I would really like to use your product with my RtI students next week.
    Can you help me please?

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  2. Sue

    Hi! I have tried downloading the shark game and the roll and cover, but it says it’s not available. Would you please help me? These are fabulous games and I really appreciate you making them and sharing them.

    Thank you very much!

    Reply
  3. llchueng

    Hi! I have tried downloading , but i don’t know where is it the blue button. Would you please help me?

    Reply
  4. Kate

    Hello
    Love all this work you have done! I’m going in to French immersion and would like to continue using this tool. Is there a French version or way I can edit it? Please let me know. It’s been so effective in our practice this year. I want to continue using it next year.
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Malia Hollowell

      Hi Kate,

      Congratulations on your new role!

      There’s not currently a French version but I’ll add that to the to do list. 🙂

      Malia

      Reply
  5. andrea

    would like to download your free ‘roll, add, and cover shape games’ but when I click on the download button I get a message that says “page not available”.
    I would really like to use your product with my RtI students next week.
    Can you help me please?

    Reply

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