Free Printable Thanksgiving Pattern Block Mats

These differentiated, no prep spin and cover Thanksgiving pattern block mats put a fun spin on traditional pattern block activities. Add them to your math centers in preschool, kindergarten and first grade. Your kids will love them!

These Thanksgiving pattern block mats put a fun spin on traditional pattern block activities. These would be perfect for math centers in preschool, kindergarten, first grade or second grade.

Thanksgiving Pattern Block Mats

We are seriously having a blast with these Thanksgiving pattern block mats! My kids were asking to use them before I even finished printing them all and they wanted to use them over and over again.

I actually made two versions. One with just the pattern block design and one with the spinner. After using both, I asked my kids which one they preferred and both insisted that the spinner version was the best. They loved the added aspect of spinning the spinner and covering a spot on the mat.

I have also made them in such a way that it is very easy for you to print in black and white without sacrificing the design of the activity.

PLUS, these pattern block mats are print and play! No cutting or prep work involved!

Differentiated Thanksgiving pattern block mats for math centers this fall.

Differentiating the Pattern Block Mats

After we decided on the spin and cover version of the mats, I decided to add a version that is plain and doesn’t show each individual shape within the design. This version is for students who need more of a challenge. These were perfect for my second grader. He enjoyed the added challenge.

The version that shows all of the shapes within each design is perfect for kids in preschool, kindergarten or first grade. Or students who are confused by the more advanced version.

Students can also work independently or in pairs. The added support of a partner may be helpful for students who are struggling to do the pattern block activity independently.

Thanksgiving pattern block activity for your math centers. A fun hands-on math activity to learn about shapes.

Setting Up the Thanksgiving Pattern Block Mats

Supplies Needed:

  • Thanksgiving Pattern Block Mats – button to download is at the bottom of this post
  • Pattern Blocks – we like to use the magnetic version on top of a small cookie sheet or personal magnetic white board
  • Transparent spinners – or use a paperclip and spin it around a dull pencil tip or attach to a brad.

You may want to laminate these, but I am not sure how well the magnetic pattern blocks will work over lamination.

  1. Print the mats on cardstock for added durability.
  2. Gather pattern blocks and spinners.

A fun Thanksgiving shape activity! Use these magnetic pattern block mats for fun and learning!

Using this Pattern Block Activity

Students will spin the spinner and then cover the corresponding shape on the mat.

Thanksgiving pattern block mats for math centers.

This continues until they have covered all of the spaces on the mat and the design is complete.

Pattern block mats for Thanksgiving. A fun Thanksgiving math activity.

Students using the more advanced version will spin the spinner and place the corresponding shape on the mat. They will need to decide where they think it might belong.

As they add more pattern blocks, they may need to move shapes around to complete the design.

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