Create Snowflake Patterns
Creating patterns is a fun and educational activity.
There are so many fun ways to use these Snowflake Pattern Mats with preschoolers!
Setup is easy too, simply print and set out with your favorite manipulatives.
Snowflake Pattern Mats
Inside our Snowflake Pattern Mats set you will find 6 different pattern mat pages in black and white. Simply print the patterns of your choice!
As children master AB patterns, be sure to add in more colors to encourage development of more complex patterns.
These open ended mats can be used with a variety of patterning items. Consider using them with:
You can also use this set as:
See this set in action...
Use these pages to create patterns with gems, pom poms, mini erasers, daubers, crayons, plastic jewels, rocks, or any other of your favorite manipulatives or loose parts!
Glass gems are perfect for this activity. They are affordable (they can be found at most dollar stores) and preschoolers love to use them.
**Teacher Tip: Laminate the pages for durability.
As children work on their design they are also developing hand-eye-coordination and dexterity. Encourage children to create simple patterns (AB, or ABB) around each ring on the mat.
Mini Erasers are another affordable option. They can also be found in the Target Dollar Spot, or at a local dollar store. As children work on their patterning skills, they are also building fine motor skills as they manipulate smaller objects with their fingers.
Older children that have mastered AB, and ABB, patterns can move onto more advanced patterns, such as ABC. Beads are another option for older children working on this skill.
Try using these mats with pom poms of different sizes. If you leave them un-laminated, students can use them with stickers, daubers, as coloring pages, or to practice using glue. Encourage student to practice adding just a dot of glue to each circle.
Add themed erasers, or other counters to easily incorporate these designs into any theme! Here we have featured plastic hearts from the dollar tree that would make this a fun Valentine's Day themed activity.
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