Activity for ages 3 to 7.
Dinosaur fans will fall instantly smitten with our newest free printable number puzzles! As they slide together one roaring dinosaur at a time, they’ll be practicing counting from 1 to 120, reading numbers, adding on and more. Grab your copy below and then hop over and check out our popular NO PREP place value activity pack!
After printing out the pages (below), I cut along the black lines to separate each puzzle.
I wanted to be able to easily sort the matching pieces later so I laid them upside down on our table and used a different colored crayon to draw a line down the middle of each one. One puzzle had a blue line running down the center of its back, another puzzle had a red one and so on.
Then I followed the grey lines to cut apart each puzzle and slid them into separate Ziploc bags.
Dinosaur Number Puzzles
When the prep work was complete, I invited Middle Brother (age 4) to join me. I handed him the 1 to 10 puzzle and challenged him to lay the pieces in 123 order. He was thrilled when he realized that he was piecing together a sunny yellow triceratops!
With some help, he worked through the 10 to 20 puzzle too. The teen numbers are always tricky for kids but he had a few ah-ha moments when I covered up the tens place and pointed out that the ones were counting up just like the previous puzzle.
11, 12, 13…
Although Middle Brother could count past 20 verbally, I knew that he wasn’t quite ready to tackle the written numbers so I saved the rest of the puzzles for Big Brother (age 5.75). He was equally excited to get right to work building Jurassic animals.
He definitely didn’t mind working on number recognition, counting, number sequencing… even place value!
Grab Your Number Puzzles
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