Farm Number Sense Puzzles
Number Sense Puzzles are a fun way to work on understanding the value of a number. We are going to continue with our number sense puzzles for a little bit longer (last time we made Dinosaur number sense puzzles). This month, they’re in the shape of a barn to go with our Farm theme.
These adorable little puzzles help our preschoolers learn about number sense which is teacher talk for understanding numbers; this includes recognizing numbers, number values, and number sequencing.
Grab the template below.
- Count from 0-20
- Understand values of numbers 0-20
- Engage in problem solving activities
Fine Motor Skills
- Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
- Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy
Print and cut out the Farm Number Sense Puzzle Template.
- Easier – Give your preschooler the pieces of the puzzle for the number they are working on. For instance, if they are working on the number 5, give them the four puzzle pieces for the number 5 puzzle.
- Harder – Give your preschoolers the pieces of two or more puzzles they are working on. For instance if they’re working on the numbers 1 and 2 give them the eight puzzle pieces for the number 1 and the number 2 puzzle.
Have your child put together the barn number sense puzzle(s).
- If this is too easy for your kid, include more pieces in their pile of pieces, but ask them to only select the pieces for a given number. For instance, if their pile of pieces contains pieces from the number 1, 2, and 3 puzzle, but you only want them to build the puzzle for the number one, ask them to find the correct pieces rather than you simply giving it to them.
Remember, number sense is about understanding the value of a number. We certainly want our preschoolers to be able to identify a number, but we also want to make sure that they realize that the numerical symbol represents a value.
With that said, make sure your preschooler is not just putting together a puzzle. Talk to them about the different things that are being represented on the puzzle pieces. Talk about the numerical symbol, talk about the written word, count how many dots are on the domino and count the pumpkins.
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