These Halloween number puzzles are a really fun way to practise number recognition and counting skills this October.
The summer wardrobe is packed away, the air conditioner has been covered up and fall is well and truly here!
And, anyone with kids in their life will know that once fall is here, there’s really only one event on most children’s radar.
Yes, you got it. Halloween!
Halloween is such a popular holiday with kids. And it’s a great excuse to dig out some really fun themed activities to use with your kids, either at home or in school.
And so, with that in mind, here are my Halloween number puzzles.
These puzzles are great for preschool and kindergarten. They’re hands-on, self-correcting and lots of fun.
My Halloween themed puzzle resource comprises 2 different sets of number puzzles.
The first set of puzzles uses numbers 1 to 10 and the second practises numbers to 20 in the form of ten frames.
Set 1: Halloween pictures
With this first set of puzzles, all you have to do is count the Halloween items on the puzzle piece and then match to the correct number.
These puzzles are for numbers 1 to 10 and are just right for preschool.
They are also self correcting. This means that a picture card will only fit together with a number card if the math is correct.
This provides instant feedback and tells you straight away if you need to count again and search for another puzzle piece.
These puzzles feature my fun Halloween clipart and include all the Halloween favourites: pumpkins, ghosts, owls, cauldrons, witches hats, bats, spiderwebs, cats, spiders and Halloween candy!
Set 2: Pumpkin ten frames
This second set of puzzles are pumpkin themed.
They practise numbers up to 20 and show small happy pumpkins arranged in ten frames. (Want to know more about ten frames and why they’re so awesome? Check out this post).
Again these puzzles are self-correcting. The cut lines on the 20 puzzles are all different and unique!
How to use these puzzles
To use these puzzles, you first need to print them and cut them out.
If you’re using these in the classroom I would definitely recommend laminating them so they will last longer and not get crumpled.
Cut each rectangular puzzle into two pieces along the black wavy line.
Jumble up all the puzzle pieces and then challenge your child (or students) to put them all back together by matching the number to the correct picture piece.
Depending on the age of your child/students and how confident they are with their numbers, you may want to start with just some of the puzzles to begin with.
For example, if you’re using the pumpkin ten frame puzzles, you could just start with numbers 1 to 10 and then move on to 11 to 20 afterwards or whenever your child is ready.
Think your child or students would enjoy these Halloween-themed puzzles?
You can purchase your own set of puzzles in my store HERE.
I hope you enjoyed this Halloween number puzzles preview!
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