Inside: Free number order puzzles perfect for your pre-k or kindergarten Fall theme!
Is your little one working on number recognition or sequencing?
Then I have a quick and fun game for you. Fall number order puzzles for learning to count to ten (see the update below for your numbers customization!)
Let me show you how they work.
Make sure to check out my free printable number order worksheets as well!
Free printable fall number order puzzles
You see, my boys have been crazy about puzzles these past few weeks. Not only the wooden toddler puzzles but actual puzzles.
Which makes me pretty happy, of course.
Puzzles are an amazing tool not only for refining fine motor skills but for cognitive development as well. They promote problem-solving, critical thinking and even memory.
Through different puzzles, children learn about different topics such as animals, community helpers, seasons, etc.
With this in mind and because Fall is rapidly approaching, I’ve created five different number order puzzles with three levels of difficulty. All of them are Fall-related. Which allows us to not only focus on solving puzzles but also to have a conversation about the season.
UPDATE: To expand the possibilities of these Fall theme number order puzzles, I’ve added the image files without numbers on them. This gives you many more flexibility and options to work with different numbers. Use them for skip counting, counting in 10s, 100s and more!
Simply laminate the pictures and use dry erase markers to add your desired numbers. And then let the kids have some fun while learning!
From toddlers to preschoolers
For the youngest learners, the images are cut in half. They need to find the right orientation and match two pieces together. My nearly two-year-olds have mastered these almost immediately.
To make things more challenging, other options contain five and ten pieces that preschoolers should be able to solve.
On top of that, the puzzle pieces are ordered by numbers.
This way, children learn number order through solving a puzzle and building a picture. They also get to practice number recognition.
How the puzzles work
First, print out your free number order puzzles preferably on cardstock paper.
I like to laminate with my simple laminator for durability. Then I cut them into pieces.
And that’s it! Ready to play.
Fall number order puzzles free download
To download your pdf file, click on the link below. You’ll receive all five designs in three different versions. Simply print out the ones you like and skip the rest.
And make sure to come back for more toddler and preschool printables!
Counting to 10 number puzzles
Customizable number puzzles
To download, just click on the link at the very bottom.