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Pattern Block Butterflies Symmetry Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  12 Sep 2023

Bring some colourful fun into your classroom with these symmetry butterflies, a hands-on learning activity for young students to explore the concept of symmetry.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  9 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  F

teaching resource

Pattern Block Butterflies Symmetry Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  12 Sep 2023

Bring some colourful fun into your classroom with these symmetry butterflies, a hands-on learning activity for young students to explore the concept of symmetry.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  9 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  F

Bring some colourful fun into your classroom with these symmetry butterflies, a hands-on learning activity for young students to explore the concept of symmetry.

Symmetry Butterfly Task Card Set

This beautiful and engaging resource will be a hit with your kids! Each student will require a copy of the work mat included and select a task card. Using the 1-sided symmetry example, students will replicate and then extend the design using pattern blocks on their work mat, before checking the answer key and moving on to the next beautiful butterfly to build!

To play:

Students choose a task card. They then use pattern blocks to build the left side of the butterfly on your work mat.

Students then complete the butterfly by building the right side of the butterfly design on the line of symmetry.

Through this activity, students will show that they can copy and continue mathematical patterns with objects.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Maths lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this fun, hands-on game to enhance learning through guided Maths groups. Offer extra support to students who require additional help understanding the concept of symmetry by providing them with a symmetry poster to refresh their memories.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download. 

Print on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring.


This interactive symmetry resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher and Teach Starter collaborator.

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