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Head to the woods and see what animals you spy with this preschool printable: Forest Animal Pattern Pages.
Grab this free set of Forest Animal Pattern Pages to go with one of our forest themed resources, or you can use them as a simple stand-alone activity.
Some of the animals in this pattern pages set include: deer, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel (or chipmunk), owl, bear, moose, fox, and tortoise (or turtle).
How to Use the Forest Animal Pattern Pages
This forest themed preschool printable is simple to use.
- Print the forest animal pattern activity pages.
- Gather the necessary supplies: crayons, scissors, and glue.
- Show your student how to complete the pattern.
- Let your student go for it!
Note: Not all students will want to color the images, and that’s okay. We want this to be fun, not a chore. However, coloring the images in a pattern can be part of the pattern learning process.
If you have a student who is reluctant to color, consider taking turns and using it as part of the pattern learning process.
Benefits of Playing with Patterns
Patterns help preschool and kindergarten students to use their short term memories and to analyze data. Once your student can master these forest animal pattern pages, have her copy the patterns using various manipulatives.
If the pattern on the page is ABCABCABC, have your student figure it out and use his own manipulatives to recreate the same ABCABCABC pattern. These activity sheets also include ABBABBABB patterns and ABABABAB patterns. Use your own manipulatives to experiment with various patterns.
If you want to stick to a forest animal theme, you could use a variety of natural forest objects: acorns, twigs, leaves, seeds, etc.
Finishing patterns, analyzing patterns, and creating patterns will help provide a foundation for future math skills.
Download the Free Forest Animal Pattern Activity Pages
The forest animal pattern pages include four pages of different patterns for your preschool student to complete.
You can download a copy of the free Forest Animal pattern pages by clicking the image below.
More Forest Themed Resources for Your Preschool Student
If you want to hang out in the forest for awhile, try these other resources (geared for a preschool or kindergarten student).