Transportation Pattern Block Mats

These new pattern block mats include an airplane, train, car, boat, and space shuttle to go with your Transportation theme.

Transportation Pattern Block Mats

Children use these mats with standard pattern blocks (available in educational supply catalogs). They can place the pattern blocks directly onto the mat or recreate the design on the table beside the mat. I have included both color mats and blackline mats. The color mats are easier because children are able to match the pattern blocks by color. With the blackline mats, children have to match the shapes of the blocks to the shapes on the mats.

When using these children are practicing math, fine motor skills (including hand-eye coordination), and visual discrimination.

Need more pattern block mats? If you like these, you’ll want to check out my Pattern Block Mats page. You can also read more about pattern blocks and where to get them.

To download the mats, just click on each picture to get the PDF file, and then print. I have printing help here.

Train Pattern Block Mat in color

Train Pattern Block Mat

Car Pattern Block Mat in color

Car Pattern Block Mat

Airplane Pattern Block Mat in color

Airplane Pattern Block Mat

Boat Pattern Block Mat in color

Boat Pattern Block Mat

Space Shuttle Pattern Block Mat in color

Space Shuttle Pattern Block Mat


  1. Toscha says

    I love all of the patterns that you come up with and my daughter loves them just as much. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Beth Clark says

    I see that you are a Pre-k teacher in Georgia. I am also a Pre-k teacher in Texas. I will be relocating to Georgia, summer, 2015. I enjoy looking at your ideas!!

  3. Eunice says

    Thank you for sharing these patterns.I am also a Pre-K teacher in Honduras and my kids really enjoy them.

  4. Tommie Sue Schindler says

    Love all your wonderful ideas and printables and use many of them with my granddaughters. I do have a problem with these pattern block mats though. Our pattern blocks are too big to fit your designs. Any ideas/solutions? Thanks so much.

    • says

      I tested them with my pattern blocks, and they were fine. I have the wooden kind. Pattern blocks are supposed to be a standard size, but possibly there could be slight differences. You might try enlarging them a little on a copy machine.

  5. Hiba Khazaal says

    Thank you Karen for sharing this information very freely. I enjoyed going through your site and found many activities that I could use in my teaching.

  6. Aarti says

    Thank you for these. My 2 year old loves them.
    I’ll be shopping your store to support your work. And I’ll be sharing your site with my mom friends.

  7. Vianetta says

    Thank you so much for these patterns, The children will love making them. I appreciate you allowing me to use them.

  8. Kayla says

    I found these blocks a couple years ago, brand new at a thrift store for a couple bucks and grabbed them not knowing how I would use them. We are just starting our homeschooling journey and I thought of them and then wondered if there were mats for them. Found your blog and am so excited! Thank you for the goodies!

  9. says

    Thank you so much for sharing these! I teach three year olds and the color patters will be perfect. I bought some shapes with magnets on them and I am printing your patterns on cardstock and will then laminate them. We have several, small, metal cookie sheets that we use with magnet manipulatives. Your patterns will be perfect! I’m going to share a link to your page on Facebook and Pinterest!

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