Free Pattern Block Printables for Easy, Low-Prep Math

We love our pattern blocks! There is so much that you can do with them! You can work on fractions, parts of a whole, or even just work on identifying shapes. So many options for math. These free pattern block printables for kindergartners (or preschoolers) are a fun way to learn about shapes and counting at the same time. And because it is an open-ended activity, it is great for kids of all abilities.

Grab your pattern blocks and these free pattern block printables for an engaging math activity!

Pattern Block Printables for Math Centers

If you are looking for a super low-prep math center activity, these pattern block printables are perfect. You can have your math center set up and ready to go in less than 5 minutes.

Because I’m all about low-prep activities. 

Free pattern block printables for kindergarten math

Simply print the free dice found below, cut apart the cards and slide them into your differentiated instruction cubes.

Don’t have differentiated instruction cubes or can’t print in color?

No problem. I’ve included black and white options and even an option to create your own cubes with my easy templates.

Kindergarten shape activity with pattern block printables

Using Pattern Blocks for Math

This pattern block math activity is as easy or as challenging as the child makes it.

All you need to do is roll both dice and count the correct number of shapes to match what was rolled.

  • 2 squares
  • 6 trapezoids
  • 1 hexagon
  • etc.

For lower level students, you may want them to practice identifying the shapes and counting them.

Talk about how many sides each shape has. Are they tall, short, wide, thin? What color is each shape?

Kindergarten math activity with pattern blocks and pattern block printables. Great for learning about shapes!

For advanced students, have them make a pattern or try to keep their creation symmetrical as they roll the dice.

Or limit them to 10 rolls and have them add together the number of pattern blocks pieces that they used in their creation.

Free pattern block printables for kindergarten math centers. Learn shapes with this easy printable.

How many configurations can they make with 4 squares?

Can they create a flower or tree with the shapes they roll?

Pattern block STEM building challenge for kindergarten using pattern block printables

Materials needed for this Pattern Block Activity

Paper | Scissors | 2 Differentiated Instruction Cubes | pattern blocks

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This open-ended math activity is great for building critical thinking skills as kids use the random blocks to build a creation!

And the kids get to have fun in the process!

Need more shape activities?

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Grab the Pattern Block Printable below:

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More Math Activities You’ll Love:

Numbers 1-20 Number Sense Bundle

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We love pattern blocks! This pattern block sensory bag is a great way to explore shapes and work on fine-motor skills with the kids!   These free printable STEM pattern blocks task cards are a great way to involve STEM into your day!

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