Puzzles are an excellent way to work on different types of learning. I love using them for math and language activities. We loved the winter skip counting by two puzzles, and I thought some other skip counting puzzles would be fun.
This time we have space skip counting by five puzzles. I’ve never had a set that went past just 50 and I thought it would be fun to have a few of those That Do!
These Space Skip Counting Puzzles is a part of the 7 Days of Space Printables.
My girls have always loved learning with puzzles. It has been fun to add puzzles into their learning. It makes the learning hands on and works on them putting the numbers in the correct order.
When you have a themed set, the puzzles are meant to be fun! Just by changing the theme it can make a difference for a child. It is one reason why I have so many different themes packs.
Each of the puzzles is skip counting by 5. The first puzzle goes from 5 to 50 and the second set goes from 55 to 100. There are two sets of the puzzles. One set is vertical and the other is horizontal.
I laminate each of the puzzles and the blank board. That makes it easier to reuse. I also 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 5s. Then she puts the puzzle together.
After she has the puzzle finished we skip counting forward and then backward.
If you want to give them a challenge you can mix up all the puzzles for 5 through 100 and have them sort them out by number. There are so many ways to change up this activity.
Another way we love doing is to have the puzzle all mixed up on the board and have them fix it. These make great math centers for kids.
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 these other space printables:
- Space Theme Skip Counting Strips
- Hands-On Space Themed Sight Word Cards
- Jump In To Summer Learning: Space Week 1
- Space Pack
Be sure to check out the other Printables from the 7 Days of Space Printables.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com