# Christmas Pattern Block Puzzles

Use our Christmas Pattern Block Puzzles Printables with pattern block math manipulatives and help your students to learn about 2D shapes. With these Christmas themed teaching resources learning the properties and names of 2D shapes will be so much FUN!

We’ve created a differentiated range of  Christmas pattern block mats to meet a wide range of student ability levels, they are suitable for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Your students will develop their spatial and geometry skills with this differentiated set of 20 Christmas Pattern Block Mats. Just print, copy, and laminate and add these to your December Math Centers for some Festive Fun!

These Christmas Pattern Block Puzzle Mats will help your students develop and strengthen so many concepts, including:

• Sort, describe, match and name 2d shapes
• Describe position and movement of objects- know that shapes can change is size & orientation and still be the same shape
• Symmetry
• Flip, Slide, Turns
• enlargements
• Reflections
• Rotations
• Tessellations
• New shapes from ‘old’
• Combine pattern blocks to create new shapes

There are 3 sets:

• Red – Easy – images using colour pattern blocks
• Green – Intermediate – black line outlines of the pattern block shapes
• Yellow – Difficult – Black image
• STEM – 4 levels – “I can build” & “Can you build?” task cards

Within each set, there are 10 different designs and 2 levels of difficulty:

Level 1 includes the names of the pattern block shapes with a matching image as a prompt to learn the names of the 2D shapes used in the design –

• Build – Students match the pattern blocks to the FULL COLOUR Christmas shapes
• Name – Then they identify & name the shape they used in the design using the images to help them
• Count – Finally, they count how many of each shape they used in the design

Level 2 includes the names of the pattern block shapes ONLY as a prompt to learn the names of the 2D shapes used in the design –

• Build – Students match the pattern blocks to the FULL COLOUR Christmas shapes
• Name – Then they identify & name the shape they used in the design using the images to help them
• Count – Finally, they count how many of each shape they used in the design

The mats include festive pictures to build including:

• 2 Christmas trees
• Santa’s hats
• 2 different ornaments
• reindeer
• Santa
• snowflake
• jingle bells
• holly

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