ABB Patterns

Fun and free printable ABB patterns to practice with your kids or students!

Understanding repeating patterns is an important math skill children practice from their time in preschool and kindergarten.

So let’s make learning the ABB patterns fun with these free printable pattern worksheets.

Besides learning to make patterns, children will color, draw, and cut and paste pictures too.

And there are many more pattern worksheets to choose from, here on Planes&Balloons, so keep reading to find out more!

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What is an ABB Pattern?

Sometimes all these concepts that our kids are learning at school get a bit confusing. So let me help you out here.

An ABB pattern is simply a sequence of two objects that follow the order a-b-b, for instance, square-triangle-triangle. In this scenario, the square is the “A” and only occurs once, the triangle is “B” and repeats twice.

Imagine wearing a sweater with stripes of two colors. One stripe is blue (A) and the next two stripes are red (B-B), blueredred, blueredred, and so on.

ABB Pattern Worksheets

In this particular set of worksheets, you will find four pages full of ABB patterns practice.

Children will practice:

  • finishing the patterns by drawing the pictures
  • cut and paste the last picture in each pattern
  • circle the picture that comes next
  • color shapes to finish patterns

What you’ll need:

  • the printable ABB pattern worksheets (download at the end)
  • printer and paper
  • pencil
  • safety scissors
  • glue or glue stick
  • crayons or markers for coloring

There are four different activities included in this free printable, just in case, your kids prefer one over the other. Some children might enjoy drawing patterns rather than cutting and pasting them. So use them all or just the pages that your kids like best.

Circle the picture that comes next ABB pattern worksheet
Circle the picture that comes next

Pattern worksheets and printables

For more pattern practice, check out some of the other worksheets here on Planes&Balloons:

Summer patterns worksheets – fun printable for the long summer!

ABC pattern worksheets – in a similar way, practice the ABC pattern instead

Kindergarten patterns worksheets – children will color or circle the pictures that come next

ABAB patterns – a fun way to teach this basic pattern

Extending patterns – a great printable for preschoolers

Valentine’s Day patterns to make – add these patterns to your February lesson plan

Dot marker patterns – put the dot markers to good use with these worksheets

Christmas patterns – many different patterns included for advanced learning

Drawing ABB patterns worksheet
Draw the ABB pattern

ABB Patterns

You can add these pattern worksheets to your preschool or kindergarten math curriculum. Children will have fun figuring out the correct sequence and practice their fine motor skills too!

Download this free printable at the end of this article, right under the pink banner.


Please keep in mind that these pattern worksheets are for personal or classroom use only. Altering, re-sale or re-distribution are not allowed in any way. Thank you!

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