I’m an absolute fool for school supplies. At any time of year.
So back to school season usually finds me wandering the school supply section of Target like some kind of stationery zombie muttering “Must buy notebooks” to myself.
Even kids who aren’t thrilled about going back to school usually love getting new school supplies.
And that’s why I thought that school supplies would be a fun theme for a simple math pattern activity – this back to school pattern activity!
This would be great to use in morning tubs or at math centers with small groups!
And, if you’re homeschooling, you can print it to use with your kids who are learning basic ABAB, ABC, and ABB math patterns too!
Read on to see how to get your copy. And, for more back to school learning ideas, check out our Back to School Creative Writing Prompts!
School Supply Patterns! Back to School Pattern Activity
To use this back to school pattern activity, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Colored pencils
- Astrobright paper (optional)
- Child-safe scissors
- Glue sticks
This product includes eight different school supply themed pattern sheets. Some of the exercises follow an ABAB pattern, while others follow an ABB or ABC pattern.
So there’s room for differentiation with these, depending on which skills your students are fluent in.
To use these pattern sheets, have the students cut out the pattern cards at the bottom.
Then they can glue them on the correct row to finish the pattern.
They’ll need to be careful!
Some of the pattern cards feature images that are used in other rows, but don’t complete the pattern correctly.
If you print these on white paper, you can also have the kids color the pictures as they work!
Scroll down to get your copy of our Back to School Pattern Activity!
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