Friday, June 1, 2012

Pattern Practice (free printables!)


During the past school year Olivia and I have had a lot of fun doing at-home preschool a few times a week with her friends.  But now that summer is here, she's been b-o-r-e-d.  We definitely spend as much time as possible outside playing, but this kid of mine needs a little something more each day.  Since preschool ended a couple weeks ago she's been asking for it every single day.  So I've been supplementing with some fun educational activities that she and I can do together.

Every day I try to do some reading and math with her.  For math so far we've done a lot of counting, a lot of sorting, and today on a whim we started doing some patterns.  Hence today's free printable!  Don't you love it when Olivia and I do random stuff here at home and it ends in cool free printables for you?

Anyway, there are several variations on a theme here.  Let's have a look-see.


page 1

First up, page 1 of the printable is just a set of basic patterns.

Ideas for use:

  • Put stickers in corresponding colors on each circle
  • Put small objects in corresponding colors on each circle
  • Use crayons or markers to color on the existing colors in each circle 


page 2

Page 2 features the same basic patterns, but without the second color in each pattern.

Ideas for use:

  • Use stickers to fill in the blank circles
  • Use small objects to fill in the blank circles
  • Use crayons or markers to color on the blank circles


Note: Kids could of course use this page to continue practicing simple A-B pattern schemes, or they could use this as a jumping off point for trying out more complicated patterns.



page 3

Page 3 features the same basic patterns, but only the beginning of each pattern is shown

Ideas for use:

  • Use stickers to fill in the blank circles and continue the pattern
  • Use small objects to fill in the blank circles and continue the pattern
  • Use crayons or markers to color on the blank circles and continue the pattern

page 4


Page 4 just has blank circles so kids can create whatever kind of patterns they want!

Ideas for use:

  • Use stickers to fill in the blank circles and create patterns
  • Use small objects to fill in the blank circles and create patterns
  • Use crayons or markers to color on the blank circles and create patterns
  • Parents or teachers could color in new patterns for a child and then have them match the pattern with stickers, small objects, or coloring supplies


page 5

Page 5 features a new set of more complicated patterns

Ideas for use:

  • Put stickers in corresponding colors on each circle
  • Put small objects in corresponding colors on each circle
  • Use crayons or markers to color on the existing colors in each circle

Ready to print and use your own?


Terms of use: For personal and non-profit classroom use only.  Feel free to print off and use as many as you like for any home and classroom activities, but please don't try to pass these off as your own and do not remove copyright information (at the bottom of each page).  Thanks!

For people wishing to share the link to this free printable: Thank you!  Just please make sure that you link to this post and not directly to the printable itself.  Thanks!


Click HERE or on the image above to view and print the Pattern Practice pages.  All 5 pages are included in the same file, so if you only want to print one or two specific pages, you'll need to select that when you print.

Enjoy!


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Find more fun and easy preschool ideas on the Preschool page.  You can also find them by clicking on the Preschool button in the header.  Enjoy!   

3 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

Clever mama. It's so fun to watch the little ones...they are thirsty to soak up the world around them!

Sew Much Ado said...

I love this Katie! I'll definitely be using it with my boys, thanks!!!

Sew Much Ado said...

I love this Katie! I'll definitely be using it with my boys, thanks!!!