Easy Kindergarten Math Center Ideas-Patterning

In my last post, which you can read here, I introduced easy Kindergarten number centers that require little set-up and time to create. Today I will be talking about easy patterning centers that students will love.

Here students have used shapes to create patterns- this was not a math center at the time but an example of how students show what they have learned through free play. I do like to put out these shape blocks as a math center as they are great for making patterns with or teaching the concept of symmetry. 

Here students have used shapes to create patterns- this was not a math center at the time but an example of how students show what they have learned through free play. I do like to put out these shape blocks as a math center as they are great for making patterns with or teaching the concept of symmetry. 

These fall themed manipulatives were great for creating patterns, I loved seeing what patterns students came up with and they loved using and playing with the beautiful materials. 

These fall themed manipulatives were great for creating patterns, I loved seeing what patterns students came up with and they loved using and playing with the beautiful materials. 

I loved these Halloween themed manipulatives so much that I wanted to use them too. Again, an easy center to create and set-up with materials that can be used later for counting, sensory bins, playdoh, exploration etc. 

I loved these Halloween themed manipulatives so much that I wanted to use them too. Again, an easy center to create and set-up with materials that can be used later for counting, sensory bins, playdoh, exploration etc. 

I like provocations that are easy to set-up and leave for students to come to throughout the day during center time or free play. The use of real fall materials gives an extra sensory and science aspect to the center. 

I like provocations that are easy to set-up and leave for students to come to throughout the day during center time or free play. The use of real fall materials gives an extra sensory and science aspect to the center. 

I love these cube trays as they can be used for patterning or for practice with counting to ten. You could use this same center with other counting animals and some little treasures thrown in. Is it just me or are other students drawn to these gems as well? 

I love these cube trays as they can be used for patterning or for practice with counting to ten. You could use this same center with other counting animals and some little treasures thrown in. Is it just me or are other students drawn to these gems as well? 

These are just a few examples of patterning centers that are easy to prep and don't require a lot of materials. I usually put out these types of centers in conjunction with pieces from my math center sets. To find more information about my math center sets you can click the link to view them in French or English

I hope that this post gave you a new center idea to use in your classroom. I would love to hear in the comments what fun and easy patterning centers you have tried.

Thank you for reading, 

Penny