Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles!

Puzzles are a great way to learn. I love adding them in when I can. a few years ago we did a double-digit adding puzzle and we loved it. I thought it would be fun to change this up for another type of math: place value.

Today’s scarecrow themed place value puzzles are a great way to work on taking numbers in word form and writing them in standard form. Then doing a puzzle that matches.

This is also a part of scarecrow week!

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

We have included links to some of the products and resources we have used with this activity. If you purchase via the links we may earn a small commission.

These puzzles come in two levels with tens and one or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones. That way you can have different ages of kids working on puzzles together. You can see the tens and one puzzle below. I have laminated both of the puzzles.

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

There are two recording sheets. These sheets have the numbers the kids will work on. You can see the number words and the space to write the standard form.

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

The set has a puzzle mat that can be used with both puzzles. It has the space to put the puzzle on. I have laminated the page and put wall putty in the corners. It helps the puzzle stay in place as they make it.

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

Items to use with the Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles

This list is all the items we used the prepare all the printables or other items you might need with them.

How to use these Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles

I always set up the area they will work on. I put all the pieces together in the set up below. This makes it easy to do the puzzle while they write the answers or do the puzzle afterward.

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

My youngest likes to do the worksheet first and the puzzle afterward. You can do this any way that works for your kids.

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

She would match the puzzle number to the number on her paper. You can see that the numbers are in the corner. They will either be black of white color.

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then she placed the puzzle piece where it belonged on the puzzle mat. The wall putty helps the puzzle stay in place as you add more pieces.

Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - fun puzzles to work on place value with two options of tens and ones or thousand, hundreds, tens and ones with recording sheets, and puzzle mat - 3Dinosaurs.com

If they have having problems with figuring out the number words then the place value bookmarks can help! They have the words written out with the numbers to match.

Place Value Bookmarks - for ones through hundred billion with tenth, hundredths thousandsth with just number digit or number digit with number word - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles

  • Tens and ones for a puzzle
  • Thousands, hundreds, tens and ones for a puzzle
  • 2 12 piece puzzles
  • 2 recording sheets
  • 1 blank puzzle mat
  • 5 pages of printables
Free Scarecrow Place Value Puzzles - has 2 puzzles in the set one for tens and ones and the second for thousand, hundred, tens and ones with recording sheets and puzzle mat. - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other place value printables


Be sure to check out all 5 days of the Scarecrow Week!

5 Days of Scarecrow Themed Printables - 3Dinosaurs.com

Also, check out all the Leaves & Fall Trees Printables and Activities on 3 Dinosaurs!

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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