Valentine’s Day Pattern Art Project

Heart pattern project STICKER

I recently blogged about a DIY Zentangle (patterns) art project I ran into and loved. So I made my own version using snowflake shapes. It was so fun, that I had to make another one… with hearts for Valentine’s Day!

Click here for the free printable PDF: Pattern Party- Hearts

Pattern hearts

If you have an older grade class and you’re looking for a more complex project, you could use your school’s die-cut machine to cut our a bunch of card-stock hearts of varying sizes. Then let your students create their own version of the printable I made. Just warn them not to create too many sections or too small of sections. This will help ensure that ti doesn’t take them FOREVER to complete it!

Winter Pattern Art Project

I recently came across the following picture and I instantly wanted to try making one!

Zentangle by Tiny Rotten Peanuts

I think it’d be even cooler with holiday themed shapes like hearts, clovers, snowflakes, etc. So I played around on my computer and came up with this. If you teach a lower grade class, maybe have your students color a section with a single color rather than trying to add the complexity of coming up with a pattern for that sections. Feel free to try it and let me know how it goes!

Snowflake Pattern Art STICKER

Click here to view the free printable PDF:Crazy snowflakes

Tangles: Art Ideas for Upper Grades

I’m not a super-awesome artist. And I’m not the world’s best art teacher either. But I try my best to give my kids exposure to a variety of art experiences. I recently came across the art concept called Tangles. These cool pattern drawings blow my mind! But when you see how they’re broken down into steps, they’re totally (awesomely!) doable. You can find of Tangle pattern ideas, by searching “Tangle Pattern” on Pinterest! I can’t wait to try these with my class! Here are some of my favorites:



Also check out my post on cool geometric coloring pages for upper grades!
You can find all kinds of cool pages like the one below!

geometric coloring pages

Halloween Patterns Worksheet (free!)

Halloween Patterns- to draw sticker

I’m a bit OCD. That means I love patterns, and things being organized. Maybe that’s why I like making pattern worksheets. Here’s a fun draw-in-the-missing-piece Halloween pattern worksheet for kids. Click here to see the free printable PDF: Halloween Patterns- to draw (with answer key).

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Color Your Own Patterns Halloween Worksheet

Halloween Patterns- to color sticker

Yup, more patterns! But this time, we’re adding color (which makes everything more fun, right!?)! So here it is, my free color-your-own-patterns Halloween worksheet. Free and easy for you to use in your classroom. Click here for the printable PDF: Halloween Patterns- to color

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St. Patrick’s Day Number Patterns (free worksheet!)

Do some number patterns practice with this math worksheet for lower grades. The kids should write the missing number in the shamrock and then use the space below the number sequence to explain how they knew what number was missing.  Enjoy!

Click here for the free printable PDF: St. Patrick’s Number Patterns

Making Patterns: Thanksgiving Style (free worksheet!)

Making and recognizing patterns is a basic skill all younger grades work on. Here’s a simple worksheet to help you reinforce patterns for kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Click here for the free printable PDF: Thanksgiving patterns PDF

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