Bring geometry to life for your young ones with this butterfly symmetry activity that doubles as a coloring page! Your students will love learning all about extending patterns and matching shapes as they make their very own symmetrical butterflies!
This comprehensive collection of worksheets provides loads of pattern play for first grade students. From shapes and letters to objects and colors, these worksheets will excite first grade students about practicing pattern skills. In addition to patterns comprised of pictures, kids can also practice pattern recognition with words and word problems.
Establish New Patterns for Learning
Pattern work is important for laying the groundwork for future math studies. It requires critical thinking and logic as well as observing, predicting, and hypothesizing. Each of these skills plays a prominent role in the math concepts first grade students will encounter as they progress through different levels of math.
These worksheets incorporate colorful images of items that will appeal to kids as they perfect their pattern skills. From food and animals to sports and shapes, kids will be engaged in predicting what comes next. There are also opportunities to challenge kids’ reading skills with patterns comprised of words and word problems that require reading comprehension.
You can also extend pattern practice to include actual objects. Go on a nature walk and collect items, gather objects from around your home, or pick foods from your kitchen and create patterns for your child to complete. Then let your child create patterns for you to finish. As you work with your child on patterns, invite him to share his predictions and to provide reasoning that supports them.