Free Printable Fruit Themed Pattern Activity

I fully believe that engaging activities are important for children to master a new skill. Children will absorb new information quicker through hands on activities versus strictly a worksheet and a pencil. We often use worksheets to help practice a topic that we have already learned, but when introducing something new, a hands on activity is my preferred choice. This is the thoughts behind this Free Printable Fruit Themed Pattern Activity.

Free printable fruit themed pattern worksheets for AB, ABB, AAB, and ABC patterns. Math centers

Fruit Themed Pattern Activity

We found this fantastic bin of fruit themed counters. It is SO MUCH FUN! I love how bold yet bright the colors are and how realistic the fruit is! I have created a handful of engaging activities based on these fun fruit counters!

Free printable pattern activity for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade. Make ABC patterns with four levels of differentiation.

Kids will love this activity. It is the perfect hands on activity for introducing or practicing patterns. It is low prep for you and engaging for children. These type of activities and fantastic for kids. They are engaging yet help them master skills. Kids won’t even know they are ‘learning’ while they are having so much fun!

Materials Needed For Fruit Pattern Activity

Paper | Laminator | Lamination Pouches | Fruit Counters 

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Prepping The Activity

The first step of this activity is to print the activity pages.

I prefer to laminate each page. This is optional, but it will preserve the life of the activity. We all know that paper gets bent and folded, written on or even spilled on. If you plan to use this activity more than once, I recommend laminating. If you want to save on lamination sheets, you can laminate the pages back to back, so both sides will have a pattern set.

We also like to use dry erase pouches. You can easily slide the activity into the pouches to protect the papers, without using the lamination process.

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After you have prepped the activity, grab the fruit counters and get ready to play! If you do not have the fruit counters yet, I definitely recommend purchasing them. This year I’ve been sharing all sorts of ways to use them for preschool and kindergarten.

But if you can’t purchase the fruit math counters right now, this pattern pack includes fruit pictures to use instead.

You may also love this Fruit Matching Game.

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How To Play

Grab your fruit counters and your pattern set.

Patterns Included In This Set:

  • AB
  • AAB
  • ABB
  • ABC

This activity is super easy to differentiate. Children can copy, continue, or create a pattern (both with guidance and independently.

To copy a pattern, children can look at the pattern created, then copy it in a separate location or place the fruit counters directly on top of the pictures like we did.

Copy an AAB pattern with fruit math counters. Kindergarten math center for patterns.

The second level is for them to continue the pattern with the fruit counters.

Fruit patterns for kindergarten math centers. Continue an AB pattern by adding the correct fruit math counter to the end of the fruit pattern.

Next, kids can create patterns with the help of the AB letters.

Create an AB pattern with guidance using this fruit themed pattern mat set for kindergarten math centers.

And then, finally, independent pattern making!!

Create an AB pattern independently with fruit themed pattern mats for kindergarten math centers.

The Fruit Theme Pattern Pack is great for differentiating math centers for learners at all stages of understanding patterns.

Your strong learners will love the challenge of the harder patterns. At the same time, students who are still learning about patterns won’t be frustrated at a too difficult activity.

With 7 fully differentiated sets, over 40 pages, these pattern mats are perfect math centers for your preschool, pre-k, or prekinders classroom.

If you like this activity, try our Zoo Printable Animal Pattern Set.

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  1. OMG, Thanks so much for sharing this resource. I have a kindergartener, and I too love to teach hands on whenever possible. I was going to have her do fruit patterning with real fruit, but I didnt have enough fruit at home, and with this Covid virus, I didn’t find it worth it to head into the stores for just some fruit for patterning, so I decided to make her assignment worksheet based and come on here to Pinterest to see what I could find. I was OVERJOYED to see this page and hands on resource pop up. I am going to print them now, and use your link to purchase the related fruit. Thank you again, so, soo, much!

  2. I love the fruit math patterns but I noticed that the bucket of fruits you say go with this activity does not have the same fruits. It does not contain blueberries.