# Hands-On Candy Themed Skip Counting by 8 Puzzles

Puzzles have always been a part of our learning. I love how they take a basic skill and make it hands-on. I also love using them for skip counting. Puzzles make a fun addition to learning math.

Today I have some free candy themed skip counting puzzles. They are great for all year and around Halloween as well. These puzzles are skip counting by 8.

This is a part of the 5 Days of Candy Printables.

I love that skip counting works so well into multiplication and division. It is a fun skill to learn for kids. Plus puzzles make it loads of fun for them.

I also love that these have a fun candy theme that can be used all year! I know that candy is fun around Halloween and Valentines.

Each of the puzzles is skip counting by 8. The first puzzle goes from 8 to 80 and the second set goes from 88 to 160. There are two sets of the puzzles. One set is vertical and the other is horizontal.

## How we use these printables

I laminate each of the puzzles and the blank board in the set. Since I have several sets of puzzles I have a blank board all set up. It makes it easier to reuse. I put putty on the puzzles or the board. If we are just doing one puzzle, I do the puzzle pieces. If we are doing several puzzles, I do it on the blank board. This time I just did the blank board. You can see an example of it on the puzzles pieces here.

The first time through the puzzle I just give her the board and the puzzle cut out. I will tell her the pattern of the numbers. Example: The puzzles are skip counting by 8s. Then she puts the puzzle together. I have her tell me the numbers as she puts them on the board. If it is a new number pattern, I might give her the skip counting bookmarks to help from the 8 to 80.

After she has the puzzle finished we skip counting forward and then backward. This is a way to work in more of the memorization of the skip counting pattern.

I might also just give her the board and puzzles mixed up and have her fix the numbers on it. Then tell me the numbers.

## What you will find in these printables:

• 4 pages of puzzles
• 2 vertical and 2 horizontal
• 1 page for blank template
• Skip counting by 8 from 8 to 160

What we plan on using with these printables:

Be sure to check out all 5 Days of the Candy Themed Printables.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com