When you are facing a pattern that is not in a numeric value, it is often helpful to convert the pattern to numbers. This will help you better see what is going on there. It is often helpful to create a legend or key for yourself. For example: If you were given shapes in the following pattern: circle, square, square, triangle, square, square you could convert this to the numeric pattern value of: 1-2-2-3-2-2
These worksheets explain how to fill in the blanks in simple patterns by shape and/or color. Note: Colored pencils will be required for some of these exercises.