Trucks and Trains Pattern Block Puzzles & Cutouts
Hands-on Learning & Creative Play
Welcome to Trucks and Trains: Pattern Block Puzzles and Cutout Figures!
Pattern blocks are a great way for children to practice fine motor skills, develop spacial reasoning, and recognize patterns! And kids love them—they learn through the engaging, hands-on play experience!
Ideas for Use:
- Set out the puzzles in the morning for your kids to explore!
- Pattern block puzzles are a perfect independent math activity to keep multiple-ages busy while you work on math with another child!
- Start a math lesson with pattern blocks as a fun warm-up activity!
- Keep hands busy during family read-alouds!
- Add as an extension activity to a trucks, trains, or transportation unit.
You will need a set of Pattern Blocks—which can be purchased through school supply websites or in my Amazon.com Storefront .
**Pattern Blocks are one of my Top 10 Favorite Math Manipulatives!**
- 16 Unique Pattern Block Puzzles (28 total puzzles)
12 of the puzzles are designed with 2 levels of difficulty.You have 28 total puzzle pages.
- 2 Background Mats & 6 Pages of Cutout Images
Invite your child to build more designs & creative scenes! Kids love to play and create stories with the cutouts!
Trucks and Trains is also part of The Ultimate Pattern Block Puzzle Bundle!
**I recommend printing on card stock, laminating, or using page protectors. Store in a file folder.
About the Author
Hi! I'm Jen--thanks so much for stopping by to learn about my resource! I want to share a little about my background so you know who put this product together.
I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was in high school--and so I am. I graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Elementary Education. I taught 2nd grade for two years and later spent two years as a virtual school teacher for homeschool families. I still keep my teaching license current through continuing education classes--I just worked too darn hard for that thing! But I certainly don't think you need to be a teacher to homeschool your kids--mostly I think it gave me the confidence to start.
I'm now in my 16th year of homeschooling! My husband and I have six amazing kids ranging in age from 5 to 19. I've taught 4 of them to read and will begin teaching our 5 year old twins how to read in the next few months. Teaching my kids how to read has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!
I've always had a passion for reading curriculum--whether in college as a student, in the classroom as an educator, or as a parent making critical choices for my own children. I've spent a lot of time researching curriculum over the past 20 plus years, and now my hope is that my knowledge benefits YOU! Find me blogging about homeschooling and family life at jenmerckling.com!