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Children love playing with colourful shapes and enjoy creative activities.

Our RGS Pattern Blocks Shape Activities set is bursting with educational value! Children develop important maths skills such as:
• recognise, name and sort shapes
• shape similarities and differences
• position and direction
• creating and completing patterns
• part-whole relationship recognition
• fractions and equivalents
• exploration of symmetry

Children also learn essential life skills such as hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, crossing the midline, planning, problem-solving, focus and concentration.

Pattern Blocks Shape Activities set contains 16 graded activities on colourful and engaging activity cards, 60 plastic pattern blocks, 4 additional activity suggestions and instruction in both Afrikaans and English.

Suitable from ages 5+.

In the box
• 60 Plastic pattern block shapes in 6 colours
• 16 Graded activities on laminated cards
• Instructions

What are Pattern Blocks?
Pattern Blocks consist of 6 shapes ~ hexagon, trapezoid, rhombus, triangle, square and thin rhombus. Each block shape is a different colour. Pattern blocks fit together so well because their sizes are all fractionally related to each other. Activities encourage students to use these blocks to create geometric designs. Ultimately this leads to the exploration of fractional relationships.

Children develop important maths skills such as:
• recognise, name and sort shapes
• shape similarities and differences
• position and direction
• creating and completing patterns
• part-whole relationship recognition
• fractions and equivalents
• exploration of symmetry

Children also learn essential life skills such as:
• hand-eye coordination
• fine motor skills
• crossing the midline
• planning
• problem-solving
• focus and concentration.

Who am I?
Recognising and naming basic shapes is an important part of early learning.
Before introducing all the activity cards, make sure that your child knows the names of each of the shapes, as shown on card 1. You can also compare the features of each shape, for example: how many sides/edges, length of sides, how many corners/points, etc.?

I Spy games
• I spy a shape which has 6 sides. (Hexagon)
• I spy a shape which is blue (Rhombus)
• I spy a shape which has 1 long side and 3 equal (same length) short sides (Trapezoid)

Make-a-new-Shape
• Make a diamond using 2 triangles.
• Make a hexagon using 3 blue rhombi (plural for rhombus)
• Make a triangle using 1 trapezoid and 1 triangle

Creativity
• Your child will enjoy creating his own patterns and designs
• Use the shapes as templates. Draw around each shape and cut out the drawings
• Make a shape page in your child’s scrap book. Label the shapes