Out of all of the subjects that I learned throughout my school career, math was probably my absolute least favorite.
Yes, I realize that it is necessary and yes, I realize that it is something we use, in some shape or form, every single day, but knowing that hasn’t ever made it any more fun to study.
With my own kids however, that is something I want to change. Even though we’re still in the preschool stage, I try my best to make sure that learning those early math concepts is both fun and engaging so that my children will enjoy at least a little more than I did 🙂
I want them to love learning (even math) and after spending quite a few hours playing with these printable Tetris pieces and finding different ways to create shapes and patterns, I would say, with this activity at least, we were successful.
Tetris is most definitely “old school” and is a game I loved playing when I was growing up.
While I don’t have the Game Boy version to pass down to my kids, I figured this would be a pretty good substitute!
It was so much fun giving this to my little guy and reliving a little bit my childhood with him and the number of things you can learn with it still amazes me.
Not only can you build shapes with these fun little pieces but you can work on colors, counting, patterns, critical thinking and problem solving skills, creating strategies and so much more!
The download (found at the bottom of the post) contains all 7 Tetris pieces on a single sheet. We printed off multiple copies, laminated them, and cut them out.
We really had a lot of fun seeing how many different ways we could create squares and rectangles and, since he loves puzzles so much, we spent a good amount of time creating a few of those with the pieces as well.
However you decide to use them, I hope both you and your little ones enjoy them just as much as we did!