We love creative open-ended play! Check out this simple wooden pattern blocks snowflake design activity challenge for a fun winter twist!
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One of the best things about this activity is that it is encourages creative play.
Why is Creative Play Important for Kids?
Creative play is a great way to get your kids thinking and growing.
It doesn’t always have to mean breaking out the paints and brushes, either!
Creative play is simply allowing kids to fully express their ideas through play. Use familiar objects in unexpected ways, play pretend or dress up.
In creative play, kids create the rules and invent solutions to problems.
This pattern blocks snowflake designs challenge is deceivingly simple, but it packs a punch!
Kids will have to imagine an idea, plan it out, and execute it with fine motor skills.
It’s a wonderfully self-directed activity!
You’ll be amazed at how different and unique each child’s creation turns out.
This pattern blocks snowflake designs activity is perfect for chilly days indoors.
With a simple challenge your kids will be engaged in imaginative, creative play!
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For This Pattern Blocks Snowflake Designs Activity You’ll Need:
- wooden pattern blocks
- tray or cookie sheet
Wooden Pattern Blocks Snowflake Designs Challenge
First you’ll need to gather a bunch of wooden pattern blocks.
These blocks are pretty inexpensive and so versatile! We use them for tons of different activities and learning games.
I challenged my kids to create a snowflake design with their pattern blocks.
This activity is super open-ended, so it worked for both the older kids and my preschooler.
Everyone is able to play on their own level and let their imagination run wild!
I gave each child a cookie sheet tray to place their pattern blocks on.
It’s a good idea to do the snowflake patterns on a flat surface so the blocks stay put.
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The kids explored creating snowflakes with different shapes and colors.
They made some with diamonds and some with circles.
They loved combining the pattern blocks and creating new designs over and over again.
We loved how they turned out! Each child’s was unique and showcased a bit of his personality.
More Challenge Ideas
Need some inspiration to take this pattern blocks snowflake designs activity further?
Try asking these questions to get your child’s gear turning:
- How is your snowflake symmetrical?
- What would change if you used a different shape for the center block?
- How can you create a pattern with shapes? With colors?
- What’s the smallest pattern block snowflake design you can make?
- The biggest?
There are a million ways to take this simple snowflake activity to the next level!
What other block pattern designs will your kids dream up?
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