Pattern Centers and Activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten


Looking for hands-on and engaging patterning activities for your classroom? These are for you!

Designed with both Pre-K and Kindergarten in mind, these centers will give you a variety of activities and options for teaching AB, AAB, ABB, and ABC patterns to your students.

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This pack is filled with engaging pattern centers for Pre-K and Kindergarten students that are NOT themed and can be used ANY TIME of year!


Patterning cards for 7 different manipulatives for AB, AAB, ABB, and ABC patterns (368 cards total!) with optional recording sheets included for: 

  • bead patterns
  • brick patterns (LEGO, Duplo, etc.)
  • counting bear patterns
  • cube patterns
  • link patterns
  • pattern block patterns
  • pom pom patterns

Pocket Chart Patterns – Build patterns with the cars of the trains with this fun activity that is perfect for a pocket chart! Students will use the cars of the train (with bears or shapes on them) to build the patterns behind the engine. There are also blank engines for students to decide their own patterns.

Fish Patterns – Use colored goldfish crackers for a learning-filled snack with this fun printable! Choose the option to create your own patterns or the option with patterns for kids to read and follow.
Don’t want to use food? Use beads or any small item to pretend they are fish!

Dot Patterns – Use Bingo Daubers or Do-a-Dot markers to create patterns in the circles. For more of a challenge, have students follow the designated pattern rule for each row.

Caterpillar Cuties – Print out several copies of the caterpillar heads and set them in a center with colored pom poms. Have kids build a body for their caterpillars by patterning the pom pom colors.
Use the optional recording sheet to extend the learning.

Black and White Copies of color items are included at the end of the files.

⭐SAVE BIG with the Year-Long Bundle

***This pack will download as a zip file to your computer with the pdfs inside. Please be sure you are able to unzip folders so that you are all set to use your resources!

What educators are saying:

This resource was excellent pattern practice for my Pre-K students. They loved practicing these patterns in centers.
— Jennifer W.

This was a great resource to use while planning math stations for our class.
— Shannon H.

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