Free number puzzles for the numbers 1 to 10. Perfect for preschool aged children who are just beginning to count objects and recognize numbers.
Is your preschooler starting to show an interest in numbers and counting?
If they are, you might be looking for a few activities to practice these early number skills at home.
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Today I have for you a set of self-correcting preschool number puzzles for the numbers 1 to 10.
These 10 mini number puzzles each consist of two pieces – one piece has a number and the other piece has a dot picture.
They’re great for young children who are just starting to recognize numbers and count objects.
What’s helpful about these puzzles is that they are self-correcting.
That means each puzzle piece is a unique shape and two puzzle pieces will only fit together if the math is correct (as you can see below – matching the numeral 5 to the picture with 4 dots doesn’t work).
This will help your child as they do the puzzles. They will get instant feedback as to whether a dot and number card match or whether they need to keep on hunting for a different piece.
(Psst! When you’ve finished reading this post, don’t forget to have a browse of my other free activities in the Free Printables Library!)
How to use these preschool number puzzles
First of all, download and print the puzzles (you can find the download at the end of this post).
If you’re using these puzzles in a classroom or preschool, I would recommend laminating them so they are a bit sturdier and last a bit longer.
Cut out each of the rectangles and then cut each rectangle into its two pieces along the wiggly line. Then, jumble up all the puzzle pieces.
The challenge? To put all the rectangles back together again and to find the correct dot picture for each number 1 to 10.
These puzzles are great for helping your child practise one-to-one correspondence.
Encourage them to count slowly and to touch each dot on the puzzles as they say each number out loud.
If your child finds all the pieces too overwhelming to begin with, perhaps just start with the puzzles for numbers 1 to 5. And then tackle numbers 6 to 10 afterwards.
Looking for more number activities?
If you’re looking for more number activities for preschool and kindergarten age children, take a look in my store!
There you’ll find more puzzles and math resources for young children (with varying themes – butterflies, Christmas, Valentine’s Day…)
Don’t forget to download your number cards freebie before you go:
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy these preschool numbers puzzles.
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