These Christmas Place Value Puzzles will be the perfect addition to your December math centers.
Snag your copy below and then hop over to grab our super fun Place Value Cover Up activity!
To prep, I printed the Christmas Place Value Puzzles (below) on card stock and laminated them for extra durability so that they could be used for years to come.
I used a paper trimmer to separate the pieces and had the center ready to go in no time!
Note: The set contains 12 different puzzles covering random numbers from 1-100, and each puzzle contains two pieces: one piece has the number written out and the other piece has place value blocks representing the corresponding number.
Christmas Place Value Puzzles
Students started the activity by placing all of the puzzle pieces on a table.
They chose the number puzzle piece first.
This student chose the puzzle piece with the number “29” on it.
Students then sorted through all of the pieces, trying to find the picture that had the place value blocks representing number 29.
When they found it, they placed the card next to the number piece.
When children were done, they pushed the puzzle to the side and continued until all of the puzzle pieces had been paired.
If your students need a little bit more of a challenge, you can have them choose the Christmas place value puzzle piece first so they have to figure out the answer prior to finding the number.
Once students are finished, they can sort the puzzles in numerical order – either from lowest to highest or highest to lowest. The extra step is a great extension if time allows.
Grab Your Set
Ready for your free set?! Click the blue download button below to grab your puzzles and then hop over and grab our Place Value Cover Up activity!