Check out this simple learning activity for preschoolers using supplies you probably already have at home!

If you’re like me, you bought a ball pit for your kids thinking it would be a fun only to find plastic balls in every nook and cranny of your house! What a nightmare right?!? Well I found a simple activity that uses these plastic balls that doesn’t involve throwing them everywhere. Ball Patterns is a fun learning game for preschoolers using large dot stickers, a muffin tin, and plastic balls to make patterns. 
How to make a pattern game for kids. This step by step tutorial shows how easy it is to teach kids patterns. The perfect preschool at home activity.

Introducing Patterns

It’s never too early to introduce patterns to your kids. I like to start talking about patterns with my toddlers and begin fun pattern recognition activities around 3 years old. Kids learn best through repetition and what repeats more than a pattern!
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When introducing this ball pattern activity, make sure to demonstrate how to make the pattern with balls first, then stay close in the background incase your little one needs some assistance. I think you’ll find that preschoolers will understand pattern making very quickly! 


  • Large dot stickers (like these!)
  • White paper
  • Muffin tin
  • Plastic ball pit balls

Easy activity for kids using plastic balls and muffin pans. This simple to make game will keep kids entertained for hours.

How to Make Ball Patterns

Start by placing the large dot stickers into different patterns on white printer paper. I used 2 inch dot stickers and 12 stickers fit perfectly on an 8×11 inch piece of paper. Remember you can make as many of these pages as you like! Ball patterns is the perfect quiet time activity! 
a fun learning game for preschoolers that teachers patterns. a cheap, easy to set up, quiet time activity that kids love.

Next, set up your pattern paper, an empty muffin tin, and a basket of balls and let your preschoolers create patterns. If you have multiple muffin pans like me, you can set up multiple ball pattern stations for your kids to work through. If you don’t have plastic balls you can use pom poms!
Are you looking for a fun way to teach patterns to kids? Try making muffin tin patterns with plastic balls. This easy activity for kids is so fun. I love when kids learn through play!

I love this learning activity because it helps develop a critical skill for young kids through play! As a busy parent I’m always looking for simple, budget friendly activities for kids. Ball patterns is a great indoor activity for kids. This would even be a great game to keep kids entertained during a playdate or birthday party! And it only takes 5 minutes to set up.  
easy way to keep preschoolers entertained indoor.

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Check out this easy game for toddlers and preschoolers that takes 5 minutes to set up. This easy pattern game is fun for young kids and teaches a critical skill needed for kindergarten. Are you looking for a fun game for kids? Try making ball patterns with supplies you already have around your house. This easy game is perfect for quiet time, or raining days in inside. How to make muffin tin coding using supplies around your house. this simple activity is the perfect way to introduce patterns to young kids. set up takes 5 minutes!


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