Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks are a great tool for children to learn to copy shapes and then make their own designs using pattern blocks. This is a learning activity that can be used with children of various ages at the same time. The blocks can be used in learning to identify colors, identify shapes, sorting, and using parts to make new shapes. We’ve had fun with these in making pictures of our own after the cards have been used. The new shapes can be used to make new cards and provide a challenge for other children. Have fun with these blocks!