LEGO is by far one of the favorite toys of children of all ages and genders. My kids enjoy building with them and I’m sure yours do to. But did you also know that they are an amazing learning tool? We use them all the time as a math manipulative and in our reading and spelling lessons.
One of the major foundations for further learning is patterning. This is a skill that is taught and mastered in kindergarten. There is a focus on three types of patterns: AB patterns, ABB patterns, and ABC patterns. There are so many ways to practice patterns but one of our favorites is with LEGO!
LEGO learning is hands on, and uses a manipulative that the kids are familiar with and really enjoy making learning fun. I have made printable cards of LEGO patterns for my children to create with. All they do is pull a card and then use their LEGOs to match the pattern shown on the card.
You can print the cards for your own personal use or use in a classroom as well. They are great to laminate so that they will last. Keep the pattern printable cards with a small bucket of LEGOs for children to use in center rotations.
Such a fun hands-on patterning activity!