Snowman Pattern Block Mats

Activity for ages 3 to 6.

Pattern blocks are always a fabulous way to learn about shapes but our free snowman pattern block mats take kids’ learning to the next level by adding in a dose of counting and addition practice too. Grab your set below and then hop over and snag our complete Roll and Cover Pattern Block Pack!

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Getting Ready

Preparing the activity was a synch! I printed the pattern block mats (below) and grabbed our dice and a box of pattern blocks. (You can grab the blocks on Amazon HERE.)

Note: Because I wanted to practice counting and number recognition with Little Sister (age 3) and wanted to work on addition with Middle Brother (age 5), I printed one copy of each mat. Depending on your learning goals, you could either print both sets too or you could stick with just one version.

Roll and Cover

I invited Little Sister (age 3) over to join me first. I gave her one die and invited her to roll it.

A two! Little Sister recognized the number of dots right away but needed some help finding the matching number on her mat. With a little help, she found a spot and grabbed a trapezoid to cover it.

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One roll after the next, she rolled the die, counted the dots and covered the matching number on her mat.

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And when the picture was complete, we worked together to count the number of each shape.

Roll, Add and Cover

Meanwhile, across the table, Middle Brother (age 5) was working on addition. Instead of rolling just one die, he tried his luck with two and added together the numbers that landed on top.

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To give him plenty of practice reading and solving addition problems, I had him say the number sentence out loud. (“Two plus two equals four.”)

We also talked a lot about the shapes as he covered them – the number of sides they had, whether those sides were parallel or perpendicular…

And then, just like Little Sister, we counted up the number of each shape when he had completely covered the mat.

Grab Your Set

Click the blue button below to grab your free pattern block mats and then keep scrolling to find more inspiring snowman activities for kids!

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Snowball Shooter // The STEM Laboratory

Snowman Teen Number and Ten Frame Match // Recipe for Teaching

Snowman Subtraction Mats // The Kindergarten Connection

Snowman Alphabet Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Snowman Writing Paper with Prompts // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Snowman Printable Fact Family Activity // DIY Farm Wife

Snowman Pattern Block Mats // Playdough to Plato

Snowman Sequencing Fun // Sara J Creations

Snowman Sight Word Search // Adventures of Adam

Winter Snowman Ten Frame Printable // Fun with Mama

Snowman Rhyming Puzzles // Fairy Poppins

Snowman CVC Word Match // Letters of Literacy

Two Digit Number Snowmen // Play & Learn Everyday

Hi, I’m Malia.

I’m a National Board Certified Teacher and love showing Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers easy-to-follow systems for getting EVERY student bigger results.