Classroom Freebies

Make An AB Pattern

Recognizing patterns is a very important life skill that is foundational for things like reading, writing, spelling, math, problem-solving, and so many more. 

Introducing patterns at a young age will help children with these more difficult tasks in the future.  Using simple shapes and colors are the easiest way to introduce patterns.  You can do this in a concrete way by using beads, buttons, fabric or even just pieces of paper. 

An AB patterns is the simplest pattern to create for kids to be able to understand the way patterns are formed. Simply put, an AB pattern is a pattern with 2 different objects (color, shape, etc) that repeats.  For ease of understanding it is best to isolate the difficulty by only changing ONE thing. For example, using a series of circles to create this pattern, the shape would stay the same but the color would change.  

Today's FREEBIE is a way to take that concrete pattern making into the abstract and allowing the child to create their own patterns. 

To download, simply click the image below. 

Preschool Printables: Make A Pattern, AB. This introductory practice page about making patterns in a great addition to your math lesson. Patterns exist in everyday life and students who can recognize patterns are better at solving problems.


How do you introduce patterns to your child? Let me know in the comments below. I'd love to add them to our list. 

Until next time, see you over at sherilbrasher.info.

Preschool Printables: Make A Pattern, AB. This introductory practice page about making patterns in a great addition to your math lesson. Patterns exist in everyday life and students who can recognize patterns are better at solving problems.