Kids love to build and create things.
For kids, the world is a blank canvas waiting to be filled in with their imagination.
One activity that can help kids develop fine motor skills and problem-solving skills is using pattern blocks mats.
Pattern block mats are simply printable mats with shape outlines on them for pattern blocks. Kids take the triangles, squares, hexagons, trapezoids, parallelograms, and rhombi and place them on the correct spot on the mat.
It’s a simple STEM activity for young children that is fun and educational.
Read on below to discover all the printable pattern block mats for kids to choose from!
Pattern Block Puzzles
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These Christmas pattern block mats are a fun way to get kids involved in STEM during the holiday season. This is an easy and simple activity that can help with learning shapes, fine motor skills, and patterns.
These fun dinosaur pattern block mats are perfect for dinosaur enthusiasts and features a stegosaurus, velociraptor, ankylosaurus, dimeteroden, T Rex, and xianglong!
If fall is your kids’ favorite season, these Fall Pattern Block Mats are a great option to help kids work on their fine motor skills.
Captialize on the Halloween season with some fun learning via these Halloween Pattern Block Mats. They’re cute and kid-friendly!
If you just want a fun collection of different animals and scenes, these Miscellaneous Pattern Block Printable Puzzles are perfect! You’ll find a little bit of everything in this set.
When summer rolls around, these Ocean Animal Pattern Block Mats are fun choice when kids need to cool off inside!
If you’re doing a pet unit with your kids or students, these Pet Pattern Block Mats are the perfect fit! Download, print, and use them for quiet time learning.
Have a budding astronaut at home? If so, they’ll love these Space Pattern Block Mats that show planets, rocketships, the moon, and more!
These Thanksgiving Pattern Block Mats are great for the kids’ Thanksgiving table. Not only are they no-prep and fun, but they’re educational too!
Boys and girls who can’t get enough of cards, trucks, tractors and more will love using these transportation pattern block mats! They’re cute and each one has a fun animal driving them!
Unicorn fans will have a blast with these unicorn pattern block mats! They’re loaded with pink, hearts, and color!
Benefits Of Tangram Puzzles
Even though kids are naturally drawn to these colorful pattern block mats for play, there are a number of educational benefits to these puzzles as well.
Some of the benefits include:
- developing fine motor skills
- recognizing shapes
- learning to sort based on color and shape
- learning to count
- learning about symmetry
- strengthening critical thinking skills
- learning about fractions
- learning about spatial relations
- recognizing patterns
and much more!