Have you used pattern blocks with children yet? Perhaps not because pattern blocks are often underutilized. They are a perfect manipulative activity to strengthen hand-eye coordination, color and shape differentiation, etc. Pattern blocks are also a wonderful math resource. They come in 6 colors and shapes – yellow hexagons, orange squares, red trapezoids, green triangles, blue rhombus and beige rhombus. Pattern blocks can be used with pattern cards/mats as an activity to learn spatial relations. One of my favorite places to access free pattern mats is PreKinders.