Pattern block activities are an excellent way to foster early math skills. Learning manipulatives are a great way to enhance a child’s learning. And kids love, love, love creating things out of shapes. I know, I have a houseful of kiddos we’ve homeschooled for over a decade.
These Cinco de Mayo pattern block printables are not only educational, but fun. My preschooler and kindergartener loves themed creations like these.
Let me show you everything you get in this pack. There are multiple skills being worked with these printables.
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This printable pack includes 9 different Cinco de Mayo themed shapes that young learners will use plastic shapes to create the images.
Cinco de Mayo Pattern Block Shapes
They will create:
- 2 cactus
- single maraca
- maraca set
Pattern Block Printable Mats
Each page not only includes shape creation with the blocks, but it also include vocabulary with the name of the image on the page.
Your student will trace the word. Handwriting practice is great for pencil grip development and fine motor.
You will also find that each page has additional math work your young learner can do.
They will count and write the total number of each shape that was used.
Then there is a place at the bottom for them to give a total of all blocks used.
If your little one needs help with this feel free to help them!
Make Pattern Block Mats Reusable
If you are wanting to use these pages over and over again in a classroom setting, I do recommend that you laminate them to save on printing.
You can either purchase a laminating machine, or use one page laminating sheets that do not require a machine.
These pattern block mats will bring hours of learning fun. My four year old asks to do pattern shapes almost daily.
These printables make for great hands on learning.
Geometry Shapes for Preschoolers
The geometrical shapes that are used to make these creations are:
- green triangles
- orange squares
- blue parallelograms
- tan rhombuses
- red trapezoids
- yellow hexagons
You can purchase a collection of these shapes in wood, plastic or foam online. We have the plastic shapes and love them!