If you couldn’t tell, I am all about making learning as fun as possible. I love build and learn activities because I always find that children learn better through hands on learning.
This post is all about different learning activities with pattern blocks. Students love to use my pattern blocks from Learning Resources.
Read below to check out some fun learning ideas!
Build Uppercase Letters
This resource is a great way for students to work on letter recognition and beginning letter sounds.
Students love to use the pattern blocks to fill in the letters. This resource is differentiated with two different mats. The first mat has the pattern block template for students to cover with designated pattern blocks. It also has a section for students to circle the picture that begins with the designated letter to work on beginning letter sounds. The second mat is blank for students to fill with their own selection of pattern blocks and then specify how many of each block that they used.
You can place these letter mats in sheet protectors to make them reusable!
Build Lowercase Letters
These lowercase letters have differentiated mats just like the uppercase letters do. The only difference, aside from being lowercase instead of uppercase, is that the pictures for the beginning sounds are different. I wanted to make sure students had different pictures for both uppercase and lowercase letters so they were exposed to more examples of words beginning with each letter.
These mats are great for students to work on number recognition, 1-10, as well as number correspondence. There are two differentiated mats for this product. The first mat has the pattern block template for students to cover with designated pattern blocks. There is also a section for students to circle the gum ball machine with the same number of gum balls as the number they are building. This helps to work on number correspondence. The second mat is blank for students to fill with their own selection of pattern blocks and then specify how many of each block that they used.
Build Sight Words
I am always searching for new ways to practice sight words. Students love to build sight words while playing with pattern blocks. This is a great activity to try at home, or to use in literacy centers at school.
All of these Build and Learn activities are great ways to get children excited about learning! These hands on activities are engaging and provide great motor skills practice for young learners!
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