Learning to identify letters is an important skill for preschoolers to learn. This fun hands-on activity gives supports preschoolers in both literacy and math development.
Preschoolers love to use pattern blocks! These fun pattern block alphabet letter mats are a great way to engage preschoolers in learning how to form letters. Be sure to try out the set of lowercase mats for free in my shop!
This set of Pattern Block Alphabet Mats includes:
Uppercase Pattern Block Mats contain the following 3 activities per mat:
Try this set of Lowercase Pattern Block Mats for free! Lowercase Pattern Block Mats contain the following 3 activities per mat:
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This activity is easy to set up! Simply print, laminate (optional for durability), and set out with pattern blocks.
Younger preschoolers will enjoy using the pattern blocks to create letters. This is an excellent opportunity to talk about the characteristics of each letter, they will be able to recall this knowledge later when learning to write letters.
These pattern block mats also encourage children to consider how each letter is formed. Letters are made of up curves and lines, becoming familiar with these curves and lines helps children develop a knowledge base about letters to draw from when they are learning to write
Older preschoolers can count the number of each shape that they used and record the results on the bottom of the page
When children are using pattern blocks they are developing dexterity and hand-eye coordination, both essential for future writing and reading.
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Children are also developing executive function skills such as planning. You can further support this skill by challenging children to determine how many blocks they will need of each variety before starting.
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