Pattern Block Pieces
In this artistic learning exercise, students practice manipulating twelve pattern block pieces to create a variety of patterns and objects for illustration.
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Block It: Using a Manipulative to Solve Math Problems
Students practice using visuals to solve math problems. In this math manipulative instructional activity, students utilize pattern blocks to participate in a class game in which geometric shapes touch other player's pieces. Students gain...
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Piece by Piece
What do your pupils know about quilting? Read and discuss the information included here before sending class members off to create their own quilt blocks using construction paper. When they have completed their blocks, provide some time...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
WonderFoam Collagraph Prints
Experiment with your very own printmaking blocks using foam sheets! Your class can create a beautiful pattern on their stamp with various shapes, symmetrical or not. Printing these might resemble Italian or Spanish tile patterns, or a...
Pre-K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Tiles, Blocks, Sapphires & Gold: Designing a Treasure Map
Young cartographers in groups hide treasure at school and then create a map to find it using pattern blocks and tiles. They make paintings with clues to create a visual representation of the location of their treasure. Groups present...
K - 2nd Math
Ocean Exploration: Shapes and Patterns Under the Sea
So many shapes in our vast oceans. Young explorers can discover new shapes in a variety of ways in this lesson. One way is having free exploration with a pattern shape kit handed out by the teacher. Another is by viewing a video, Ocean...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Learning about the World of Color, Object and Shape Patterns
First graders practice identifying and creating patterns by using unifix cubes. For this visual design lesson, 1st graders investigate reoccurring patterns using colors and shapes and extend what is being made with their unifix cubes....
1st Visual & Performing Arts