Pattern blocks are a wonderful math manipulative that kids love! They are normally used to teach geometry, BUT did you know they have many other uses! Kids love using pattern blocks because it feels like they are playing. The small, colorful shapes are perfect for making learning hands on. Preschoolers will love building letters and practicing their alphabet with these Free Printable Uppercase Alphabet Pattern Block Letters!
My kids LOVE pattern blocks. They can follow mats or create their own designs. They enjoy it so much!
What Skills Can Be Taught With This Pattern Block Activity?
Learning uppercase letters has never been so easy or fun!
These bright and interactive pattern block printables can be used to practice so many skills.
This activity is also fantastic for assisting in strengthening fine motor skills!
Materials Needed For These Alphabet Pattern Block Mats:
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 PackLearning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250TYH Supplies Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors Set of 10
How To Prepare These Free Pattern Block Templates:
Preparing the pages and gathering your plastic pattern blocks ahead of time will save you time when you need a quick grab and go activity for your child.
How To Use These Alphabet Block Patterns For Preschoolers:
Choose a letter to start with. You can work from A-Z or do the letters completely randomly.
Some children are very motivated to learn the letters of their name, so that may also be a great place to start!
We start the activity off by stating which letter it is. We speak what the letter name is and then start with beginning sounds. I point to the picture, ask what the picture is, and then emphasize the beginning sounds.
Next we build the letter with the pattern blocks, while using the diagram on the sheet. When the letter is formed, we use the dry erase marker to trace the letter.
We also talk about what the pictures are on the left side. These are all pictures of words that begin with the letter on the mat. This is a great introduction or reminder of beginning sounds.
The last part of the mat is to count the number of each shape used. It is fantastic to integrate a little math skill practice with our literacy stations! We count the number of each block and write them inside the block picture.
When we are done with the first letter, we move the pattern blocks off and start on our next letter.
Other Ways To Use These Printable Pattern Block Templates:
- After you practice each letter, see if your child can go find something in the house or classroom that begins with that letter.
- Get your child moving by having them practice forming the letter with their body or by tracing it in the air.
- Pair this activity with your letter of the day or week activities for extra upper case letter practice.
- Pattern block mat activities are a great way to get your kids moving around your home or classroom. With flexible seating and on trays, letter practice doesn’t have to be restricted to just a table or desk.
- Check out some of these awesome alphabet themed books to go along with your pattern block alphabet activity! See if your child can search and find the upper and lowercase letters they have been practicing and identify them by themselves.
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went FirstP Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book EverEating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z (Voyager Books)Wild Animal Babies: An Alphabet BookTouchThinkLearn: ABC (Baby Board Books, Baby Touch and Feel Books, Sensory Books for Toddlers)Bugs A to Z
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