Penguin Number Puzzles

Looking for a fun way to practice 1, 2, 3 or skip counting with preschoolers or kindergarteners? These wintery penguin number puzzles are an easy prep, fun-to-play math activity.

Snag your set below and then hop over and grab the jam-packed Winter Activity Pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers – it’s bursting with playful and hands-on math and literacy centers your kids will LOVE.

Getting Ready

Prepping this activity is quick and easy!  I simply printed the penguin number puzzles on cardstock to give them extra durability and then cut along the grey lines to separate the pieces.

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If you’re using these puzzles for the classroom, consider laminating the sets so you can use them again year after year.

After each puzzle got its own snack-sized Ziploc bag for easy storage, I invited the kids over to join me.

Number Puzzles

Little Sister (age 3) has been working hard on recognizing the numbers 1 to 10, so I grabbed that puzzle first.

Then, picking up one puzzle piece at a time, I showed her how to place them in 1, 2, 3 order.

As we made our way through the puzzle, Little Sister was thrilled to recognize the mystery picture: an adorable fishing penguin!

After I slid puzzle piece #10 into place, she was eager to give these penguin number puzzles a go on her own.

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One piece after the next, the puzzle was eventually solved as she used the number clues. Additionally, she used the penguin pictures to check herself, making sure she was on the right track.

Meanwhile, across the table, Middle Brother (age 5) was busy tackling skip counting. He counted by tens,

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skipped by fives,

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and then worked on counting by twos.

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This extra challenge was perfect for him.  What’s more, he was always excited to see what penguin picture came next!

Grab Your Set

Snag your set below and then hop over and grab the jam-packed Winter Activity Pack in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers – it’s bursting with playful and hands-on math and literacy centers your kids will LOVE.

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