The other day we used some loose parts and our free printable alphabet pages to practice some of the letters Noah has trouble remembering.
We had so much fun with that simple loose parts activity that I decided to make some pattern pages to play with too.
Noah loved the creativity of filling the patterns with various bits and pieces. He talked about shapes, and colours and gave his fine motor skills a good work out.
Some of the patterns lend themselves to working with the lines, others to working with the shapes and empty spaces.
There are lots of maths concepts you can practice with these simple pattern pages too.
We counted how many dots it took to fill a line, and then played with some simple repeating patterns. First I made the start of a pattern for Noah to continue, then he started the patterns for me to finish.
If you need some more information about what ‘loose parts’ are, or some ideas of items to collect, read this article on loose parts play.
You can download the set of six pattern pages here.
These printable pattern pages are part of an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
You can also use these pattern pages for tracing, and they make really interesting drawing prompts!
What will you do with these pattern pages?
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thanks for your pattern pages going to try these along with the Alphabet ones with my 5 year old. Love your blog by the way :)
Katie! These are simple yet gorgeous! Look at the fun results! TY
Love your blog:) look so fun
Thank you so very much! I have been looking for a print out like this for awhile. Love it. Really appreciate you sharing!
I have a very young kindy class this year so we will see what this sparks! Thank you!
Hélène Murris says
Merci pour toutes ces idées