Pattern blocks have been one of our favorite math manipulatives for a long time. They are just so versatile and can be used in so many different preschool math activities.
The problem with them is that they’re small, and in a house with a preschooler and a toddler, they get lost easily.
Oh I’ll find them…eventually 🙂 Usually they’re stuck inside someone’s laundry hamper or hidden in the toy chest.
My solution? Make my own!
These are so quick and easy to make and if one or two of them get lost, they’re easily replaced!
We’ve already used them to create a few fun bugs, a couple of trucks, and even a rocket ship getting ready to blast off! Imaginations are a beautiful thing folks 🙂
All you’re going to need to make a set of your own is a few sheets of craft foam, a pair of scissors, a pen, and the free printable template that you’ll find below.
Once you’ve printed off the template, cut out your shapes and trace them onto your foam. We used a different color for each shape but use any combination you like!
Just cut them out and start creating!
See how easy that was?! Now you’ve got pattern blocks whenever you need them!