Today’s number puzzles are incredibly easy for you to set up, but I was surprised with how challenging they were for your Lil’s to complete. Don’t be discouraged though, it is a good challenge.

These puzzles will have your Lil’ working on their problem solving skills as well as their number recognition and sequencing skills.

Lil’ Explorers are working on counting up to 10 and can grab their FREE puzzles template HERE!

Lil’ Creators are working on counting up to 15 and can grab their FREE puzzles template HERE!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (1-10)

Engineering

  • Engage in problem solving activities

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-20 (1-15)

Engineering

  • 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

Required Materials

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Number Puzzles Template - Lil' Explorers

Number Puzzles Template - Lil' Creators

*Scissors

Step #1

Print out the Number Puzzles Template

Step #2

Cut each of the puzzles on the lines.

Step #3

Mix up the pieces and invite your Lil’ to put the picture back together.

Step #4

Repeat this process for all four of the puzzles.

Teacher Tip

Only offer your Lil’ the pieces to one puzzle at a time. These puzzles can be challenging and excess pieces can be too confusing.

With that said some of our Creators may be ready for a challenge. If they complete one puzzle with ease, try adding a few pieces from a second puzzle to challenge them a little more.

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