Have fun incorporating this puzzle of a familiar "Friendly Forest Creature" in March as your class gears up for reading & rhyming fun or in April as you celebrate Earth Day!
If you and your students enjoy this activity, please consider trying Pattern Block Puzzles for Reading & Rhyming Across America!
, which contains eight awesome puzzles just like this.
Pattern blocks are excellent manipulatives for introducing kids to geometry and shapes as well as strengthening their spatial reasoning skills. Just grab a bunch of pattern blocks & try to cover the larger puzzle shape using the blocks. How many blocks did you use? Can you cover the puzzle using less blocks? More?
In addition to pattern block manipulatives, kids can also use pattern block stickers, cut outs or stencils to complete them. Embedded within each puzzle page is a recording and response box that can be used for assessment.
Perfect for whole class lessons, math centers, independent work, partner work, homework, or as take-home activities.
Color and B&W versions of the puzzle are included. Also included is an “answer key” for the puzzle, which shows “guiding lines” of where the pattern blocks will fit.
Laminating or Sheet Protectors are recommended for the color version.