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Do your students ask you to read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Or If You Give a Dog a Donut? What about If You Give a Cat a Cupcake? Kids adore these stories and now you can grab a set of pattern worksheets to go along with Laura Numeroff’s fun books.

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 printable 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 sweet treats theme (found in Laura Numeroff’s stories), you could use chocolate chips, marshmallows, jellybeans, or other candies.

Finishing patterns, analyzing patterns, and creating patterns will help provide a foundation for future math skills.

What’s Included in the Laura Numeroff Pattern Worksheets?

The pattern pages include fourteen pages of different patterns for your preschool student to complete:

  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (two pattern worksheets)
  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin (two pattern worksheets)
  • If You Give a Dog a Donut (three pattern worksheets)
  • If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (two pattern worksheets)
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake (three pattern worksheets)
  • If You Give a Pig a Party (two pattern worksheets)

Some of the objects in this pattern pages set include: the animals from the stories, the treats they like to eat, and the activities they like to do.

How to Use the Pattern Worksheets for Laura Numeroff’s Books

The pattern activity pages are simple to use.

  1. Print the pattern activity pages you want to use.
  2. Gather the necessary supplies: crayons, scissors, and glue.
  3. Show your student how to complete the pattern.
  4. 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.

Get Laura Numeroff’s Books

If you don’t have copies of the books, consider checking them out from your local library. You can also buy them using these links:

Get Your Free Pattern Worksheets

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More Laura Numeroff Themed Resources

Are you looking for more fun with Laura Numeroff’s books? Try some of these activities and printables: