Skip counting is one type of math that leads to learning other math skills. Puzzles are a great way to work on skip counting. I love how puzzles can learning hands-on. Plus they are so much fun to switch up for each season.
Today I have some skip counting puzzles for St. Patrick’s Day. Each puzzle is a great way for Kindergarten and first-grade kids to work on their skip counting. Plus they are a great review for second grade as well.
These are a great addition to the St. Patricks Day Printables on the site.
We learning with puzzles. They are easy to use for building words and now for skip counting. My youngest just loves learning with puzzles for her skip counting.
Each of the puzzles is skip counting by 5. The first puzzle goes from 5 to 50 and the second set has mixed starting points for the numbers. There are two sets of the puzzles. One set is vertical and the other is horizontal.
You can use all the puzzles at the same time or mix them up. That is what makes puzzles fun!
How to Prepare the Puzzles
I laminate each of the puzzles and then cut them up. There are ten pieces in each puzzle. There is also a blank puzzle page that you can use as a place to build your puzzles. I put some putty on my laminated blank to help the puzzles pieces stay in place, while building the puzzle.
I also have close by the skip counting by 5 bookmarks. These are only available in my stores. They go from 5 to 280. You can flip through the bookmarks and see the numbers go up by 5.
How to Use the St Patrick’s Day Counting by 5 Puzzles
The first time through we just might see how much of the numbers they can do on their own. I have the skip counting bookmarks close by if they need extra help. They press the puzzles onto the blank puzzle to keep them in place. After they finish the puzzle, they read the numbers on the bottom. You can use the bookmarks to see if they did it correctly. My youngest wanted to do the skip counting backward this time.
One fun way I set up the puzzles is to put it on the blank board in a mixed up order and have them fix it. This can be a challenge or can just be fun. I love to set up the puzzles this way. Or have my girls mix it up for someone else to do. Plus with the putty on the board, it makes it easy to have it stay mixed up.
What you will find in these printables:
- 4 pages of puzzles
- 2 vertical and 2 horizontal
- 1 page for blank template
- Skip counting by 5 from 5 to 100
What we plan on using with these printables:
Check out all the St Patrick’s Day Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com