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Pattern Block Activities

pattern block activities
 Pattern block activities are fun for all ages!  LM enjoys making new creations, stacking, and counting the shapes. There are a variety of activities that you can do with pattern blocks to enrich your child’s learning and play time.
pattern block activities
Open-ended Creativity– Give your child a variety of pattern blocks and give them time to create. Discuss creations with your child to promote communication skills.  Little man told me that he is creating a robot. (above)  Discuss the shapes and colors used.
pattern block activities
Clothespin Color/Shape Match– I created this activity to help with fine-motor development as well as shape and color identification practice. (I painted the clothespins for another activity and then re-used them for this activity.)
pattern block activities

This activity can be tricky for little fingers, but with practice and guidance, LM was able to get the hang of it! First, I held the shape and let him clip it on.  This helped him to learn how to work the clothespin. Ask: Can you find the red square? Can you find the green circle? You can also just ask for the shape or color- depending on the skill that you want to practice with your child.

Pattern Block Mats: There are a variety of printable mats that you can find online.  I traced our shapes to create my own mats for LM.  I created a Shape Train Mat and a Shape Robot Mat.

pattern block activities

 

pattern block activities
Wondering where to find pattern blocks?  There are a variety of sets online at Amazon, but I found this set of foam pattern blocks to be most affordable.
Written by Jen 

 

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  • Reply Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife

    Great ideas! My little girl isn’t quite ready for some of these, but I should look into getting some pattern blocks and we could begin sorting colors.

    I’d love it if you’d like to link up at my Teaching Toddlers Tuesday post!

    http://philwife.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaching-time-for-toddlers-tuesday.html

    May 1, 2012 at 2:02 am
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