It’s fall which means pumpkins are everywhere! Get children excited to learn about those tricky teens with these cute Pumpkin Teen Number Puzzles. Then hop over and grab our Pumpkin Number Bonds for even more fall fun!
To prep these puzzles, I printed and laminated the cards to give them extra durability.
Then I sliced along the cut lines to separate the puzzle pieces.
Pumpkin Number Puzzles
We had already been working with teen numbers as a whole group so I decided to use this number puzzles activity as a way for children to review and consolidate their understanding of different representations.
I introduced this number puzzles activity during our small group rotation time by reminding students about ‘trusting the count’ – we don’t have to count the base ten each time we get one of those pieces.
I pulled out the numbered pumpkins from the pile of pieces and spread them out on the table.
Picking up one puzzle piece at a time, we worked together to figure out the number shown and then placed it next to the correct number pumpkin.
Pairing the pieces was a great way to work on number recognition, reading, seed counting and base ten blocks at the same time.
With a few puzzles complete, children worked through the remaining matches as a group.
Then I slid the pieces into a STEM box so students could pull them out as a free choice or early finisher activity later.
GRAB YOUR NUMBER PUZZLES
Ready to get counting? Scroll below and click the blue button to snag your free number puzzles. Then make sure to hop over and grab our Pumpkin Activity Pack for even more pumpkin math fun!