I made these pattern block mats using Photoshop. Each mat comes in color and blackline, depending on your preference. The blackline mats offer more of a challenge as children figure out which shape goes in the space. Pattern blocks teach children about shapes and geometry, as well as develop their visual discrimination skills. Click on the thumbnails to download and print the mats.
I am frequently asked where to buy the pattern blocks. Pattern blocks are a basic educational manipulative that is sold in educational supply stores and catalogs. They are always the same colors (or should be): triangles are green, squares are orange, hexagons are yellow, etc. You can find them at Lakeshore, Learning Resources, and many other places. Sets come in wood or plastic, and my personal preference is the wood. You can also buy them through the link below.
These mats are my own work: I came up with all of the designs for the animals and other items, and made the mats using Photoshop.
Christmas Pattern Blocks
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