For Parents

Shape patterns

by Bhavini Pandya January 18, 2021

This shape-based what’s in my tray? activity is good for children learning to recognise basic shapes and to understand what comes next in a pattern or sequence.

What to do:

  • Draw a grid into the base of a tray.
  • Cut out a selection of shapes- we have used squares, circles and triangles.
  • Think of a pattern and place the shapes into the squares.
  • Each row on the grid is a new pattern/sequence.
  • Give your child the spare shapes and ask them to complete all the sequences.