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Preschool number puzzles for numbers 1 to 10


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.

number puzzles for numbers 1, 2 and 3

The Puzzles!

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.

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number puzzles for numbers 8, 9 and 10

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 four dots doesn’t work).

puzzle pieces not fitting together

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.


How to use these preschool number puzzles

These puzzles are free for subscribers to our email list (you can find the sign-up box at the end of this post).

They come in a digital PDF format so that you can print them at home or at the print shop.

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.

all puzzle pieces for numbers 1 to 10

The challenge? To put all the rectangles back together again and to find the correct dot picture for each number 1 to 10.

number puzzles half-completed

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.

Ready to get started?

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