I created this truck clip art and turned it into printable pattern cards for preschool and kindergarten. I have a truck pattern card pack for you to download if you’d like! Zip to the end of this post for the link.
Printable Pattern Cards (and more!)
Here are the pictures your child will be using to complete and/or create patterns:
My mom’s artistic genes completely bypassed me and went to my four younger siblings, so creating these trucks took way too much time using shapes in MS Word.
Please just tell me they are cute.
First I had my Two (he’s almost three) help complete simple ABAB patterns. If you’re unfamiliar with this way of naming patterns, each letter stands for a new shape or picture. In this case, “A” was fire truck and “B” was dump truck. The pattern was fire truck-dump truck-fire truck-dump truck. I asked what came next. He chose the semi truck. 🙂 Despite a few more tries, he wasn’t getting it. So we set it aside for another time. Instead, patterns became the math focus for my Four.
The tiny cards can be used to create your own patterns or to complete these ten pattern strips. In this set of 10 strips you will find:
4 ABAB pattern strips
3 AABB pattern strips
3 AAB pattern strips
My bigger kids both enjoyed using the strips. But one advantage to making your own patterns with the tiny cards is that you can make longer patterns. Here is a suggestion for patterns that you might want to make for your child, progressing from easy to hard:
The last part of my pack is these two worksheets which could be used at home or in a classroom. I prepared them in grayscale for printing and photocopying. The level 1 worksheet is ABAB patterns. My Four had no trouble finishing the patterns, but he needed help cutting out the trucks at the bottom of the page.
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The level two worksheet includes more complex patterns. My daughter (almost six) breezed through it.
I hope you’re able to use these! If you share, be sure to link to this blog post and not the pdf file. Thank you!
In the download you’ll find:
pages 2 -3: pattern strips
pages 4-5: tiny pattern cards
pages 6-10: large pattern cards
pages 11-12: worksheets
Hi, I tried to down load the pattern page but no success.
Tried several times.
Then tried the help section several times also with no success.
Can you please help me?
I was able to download the strips an was hoping to start playing with my grandsons when they get back from the vaca weekend with other Grandparents.
This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. I’m sorry you’re having trouble! This entire activity is found in just one download. Please click on the word “HERE” in “Get the truck pattern card pack HERE.” as found in the post above. Then for best printing, please click the little download arrow in the upper right corner of your screen. You’ll open the file in Adobe Reader. If you don’t have the latest version of Adobe Reader on your computer, you can get it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
I hope you have fun with your grandsons!
Love the pattern activity as well as the truck counting mats. I was looking for something extra for my daughter to work on as she learns the letter “t” this week in school. I know trucks are typically a boy item, but it starts with “t” and is exactly what she needs! Thanks for sharing!
Yay! I’m glad this will for her, Cheryl!
Homeschooling my grandson, he saw the pics of the trucks and was so excited. thanks so much that they are free. What a blessing.
You’re very welcome, Lisa!
Just came here….. these are perfect for boys…..
You’re very welcome, Rio!
Can u please check the download link?
I am not able to download it.
One of these tips usually works! https://www.themeasuredmom.com/how-to-download-free-files/
Thank you! Working with my little guy and nothing gets his attention unless it has 4 or more wheels on it. This just might do the trick!!
You’re very welcome, Lindsay! You might like these posts too: http://growingbookbybook.com/literacy-ideas-for-car-and-truck-play/ and https://www.themeasuredmom.com/8-preschool-math-ideas-using-toy-vehicles/
Thank you, Dina!
I love this. We have begun a new curriculum in the our district and these will correlate with it. I will be sharing this site with my friends.
Thanks so much for passing along my site, Susan!
Thanks for sharing these great ideas, my three year old son loves those trucks. Great idea for teaching pattern. thank you so much.
You are an awesome Mom! The trucks are so cute and a great idea! I have 3 boys as well. These will keep them interested.
I hope they enjoy them!
The trucks are so cute!! Thanks so much!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to put together so many wonderful learning tools. I will be using many of these fun learning games during center time with my daycare kids.
Thanks again, It’s very much appreciated. I will be telling others about the measured mom.
You’re very welcome, Deedee! Thanks so much for passing on my site. 🙂
I LOVE all your printables! I plan on using a lot of them with my Kindergartners at school! Thank you for providing such a wonderful resource for teachers!
Thank you so much for your comment, Rachel! I LOVE hearing that my resources make a teacher’s life easier. 🙂
I adore these! WIll definately try using them this summer with the kids. Thank you so much for your wonderful site!
You’re welcome, Kristin! Thanks so much for your kind comment. 🙂
thank you so much for all these great, do-able , age appropriate ,activities. I am a Pre-k nyc teacher and love all this work that you are sharing. Please continue with TRUCKS> it is one of the NYC units for pre-k.Thanks again. Nancy
Thank you, Nancy! I’m glad you’re finding things you can use. I am not doing more truck activities, at the moment, but if you search “transportation” in the search bar on my site you should find a lot of activities you might find useful. Also search for letter T books and you’ll find some books about trucks in there.
This will really make my lesson more interesting. Thanks.
So glad you can use them, Malika! I hope you find many more things you can use on my website. Have a great new year!
THANKS so much!!! I was looking for something that would excite my kinders and I think your wonderful truck pics will really do the trick!!! Thanks a bunch!
That’s great news, Maty! Thanks so much for commenting 🙂
I was online looking for something JUST like this for my truck-loving preschoolers. and these pictures are beautiful. thanks so much for making this!
You’re very welcome, Abigail – I’m glad you found it 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful printable, my son loves them.You have a very helpful website, God bless and keep up the good work.
I’m so glad you can use it, Ivy! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂
LOVE! Thanks for sharing….sending all my teaching partners right over – we’re always in search of awesome sites like these 🙂
THANK YOU for sharing my site with your fellow teachers, Joanna! I really appreciate that 🙂
oh my goodness thank you so much! my boys will love this!
You’re so welcome, Jennifer!
I just found this link on facebook, thanks a lot anna..i love it, in indonesia we say ‘ terima kasih anna’ 🙂
You’re very welcome, Sari – I’m sorry that I can only say that in English 🙂
Thanks for linking this fun idea to Tuesday Tots. I’ve featured it this week 🙂
Thank you for the feature, Debs!
Hello…awesome ideas thanx for sharing. I actually have 30 yrs doing childcare and some of your ideas are new and refreshing..so thanx again.
30 years – bless you! I’m glad you’re finding new things to try. Thanks for stopping by!
just loved your site. Do you have printable for all the letters of the alphabet?
Hello! I don’t have printables for every letter yet — but I’m working on it. I just began in January, and I will probably have the entire alphabet done around that time next year. Here’s a link to the letters I’ve done.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sooooooooooooooo adorable! Love the patterns of the trucks! Amy 🙂
they are really cute,thanks for sharing
I appreciate your visit, Lusine!
Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots! I am featuring this post, too, this week on In Lieu of Preschool: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/preschool-math-activities/ Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Off to pin! Thanks again! ~Genny
Thanks so much for the feature!
what a great resource I love these, My son is very into vehicles.
Yes, I have found that vehicles are a favorite for my boys too — anything to keep their interest!
Love these! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Amy! I’m glad you can use them.
I appreciate the comment, Amber! I hope they work well for you.
Good stuff! Thanks! Can’t wait to use them. 🙂
Thanks, everybody — glad the hours were worth it 🙂
Georgina @ Craftulate
They *are* cute! Popping over from Tuesday Tots.
Samantha @ Stir the Wonder
So cute! I think you did a great job with the clip art!
These look like so much fun! I want to play with them myself. Maybe you should expand the age range tag to 32 years old?
I’m glad you found me — stay tuned, I’ve got three boys 🙂
I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog…my boys will LOVE this!
Thank you so much.