Geometry for Kids: Quilt Activity Using Triangles (Free Printable)

Children can create all kinds of designs using triangles with this free printable four-square quilt template. This geometry activity for kids provides all kinds of practice in spatial awareness and is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

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Geometry Activity for Kids: Design a four-square quilt pattern using triangles (Free Printable)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 

One of my favorite themes to do with children is quilts! Studying quilt designs is a wonderful way to immerse children in hands-on geometry and shape activities. (Be sure to check out our list of picture books about quilts!)

 

In this quilt activity, kids use triangles to create  four-square quilt designs. Younger children will focus on orienting the triangles to fit inside the squares, while older children can extend this activity into creating patterns and designs.

 

If you are doing this activity with a large group of children, kids can compare the different designs created by their classmates. You can even cut out the designs and combine them to create a classroom quilt! (This post contains affiliate links.)

 

Geometry Activity for Kids: Design a four-square quilt pattern using triangles (Free Printable)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 

Geometry for Kids: Quilt Activity Using Triangles 

Materials for Paper Quilt Activity

free printable four-square quilt template

Directions for Paper Quilt Activity

1. Cut out triangles from your construction paper. Each child will need 8 triangles (4 of each color). First cut out 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch squares. Then cut the squares in half diagonally.

 

cut out paper squares and triangles for paper quilt activity for kids

 

2. Set out the materials for the activity: 8 triangles, a glue stick, and the four-square quilt template. (You can print it out on white cardstock to make it more sturdy, but plain copy paper will work too.)

 

Shape Activity for Kids: Design a quilt square using triangles

 

3. Practice arranging the triangles inside the squares. Do not let the triangles overlap or go outside of the squares.

 

4. Try out making different designs using the triangles. Once you find a design you like, use your glue stick to glue the triangles onto the paper.

 

Geometry Activity for Kids: Design a four-square quilt pattern using triangles (Free Printable)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 

5. If doing this activity with a large group of children, have the kids discuss the other patterns created by their classmates.  They can even cut out their quilt squares and combine them with others to create a group quilt!

 

Shape Activity for Kids: Use paper triangles to create a quilt pattern. (Free Printable)~ BuggyandBuddy.com

 


 

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Comments

  1. Thank you – this is great! Perfect for our week of Triangle-themed week of school we have next month.

  2. This might be awesome activity for my older daughter! And even younger could join in! We’ll see how it goes! 🙂

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