Have spooky math fun when you use these Halloween tangram mats at home or in the classroom!
They’re the latest addition to the pattern block mat printable puzzles collection.
Halloween is the beginning of the official holiday season around our home.
It’s the time when we Arizonians finally get a break from the 100-degree heat and start venturing outside a little bit more.
It’s also when the kids get a 2-week break from school, which means I’ll have to reacclimate them to playing on their own.
I don’t know if your kids do this too, but every school break, my boys want me to plan their every waking minute with the coolest activities on the planet.
Which, isn’t my favorite thing to do.
So, I’m preparing a few quiet time, independent play ideas so I won’t be bombarded with the usual, “what can we do now?” question.
If you’re in the same boat as me or you’re looking for an educational Halloween activity for your kids, read on below to grab these Halloween tangram puzzles for your family.
Halloween Pattern Block Puzzle Mats
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Check out the video below to see how much fun kids having using these mats:
One of my favorite things about these pattern block mats is the ease of using them.
They only require a few supplies and once you’ve printed and laminated them, you’re all set!
And, if you’re in the mood for more Halloween fun, check out this toilet paper roll bat craft for kids!
- Pattern blocks
- White cardstock
- Halloween pattern block mats
- Laminator (optional, but recommended if you plan to reuse them)
- Laminating pouches (optional, but recommended if you plan to reuse them)
What Can Kids Learn With Pattern Block Mats?
There are so many great things kids can learn while playing with pattern block mats.
First, they’re great for fine motor skills. Each time their little hands work on placing the blocks within the shape outlines, they’re honing their precision and working on the small muscles in the hand.
If your child is having difficulty getting the shapes within their place, you can add adhesive velcro to the back of some blocks and to the center of the mats.
This is a great way to get your child starting using these mats. Once they begin getting better at placing them where they belong, use mats without the velcro.
Besides fine motor skills, these mats can also help your child identify shapes. Start with the basics of squares, triangles and diamonds then work up to the more complex shapes.
Very young kids like toddlers or preschoolers can use these pattern blocks to learn their colors. Talk to them while they play and ask questions like, “Can you find the red blocks?”
Along the same line of thinking, you can also work on counting and ask your kids to find 4 green triangles, and then put them in their proper place.
I hope these Halloween tangram puzzles bring you at least a few minutes of quiet time play!
Don’t forget to download your free tangram puzzle below by entering your email in the form at the bottom 🙂