Make learning to count engaging and fun with these free printable number puzzles from 1-20.
The number match puzzles are suitable for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten. They combine number recognition and sounds with counting. These puzzles will also improve your little one’s fine motor and concentration skills.
Download the free printable at the bottom of the post and let the fun begin!
Free Printable Number Puzzles for Preschoolers
Once children have learned number recognition and sounds, it is time to teach them how to count.
Using puzzles helps them associate the numbers they can recognize with corresponding quantities. Initially, this may seem a little challenging for your little one so remember not to overwhelm them.
Working at their pace will ensure they are relaxed and actually enjoy the activity. Their good relationship with mathematics starts here.
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How To Use The Printable Counting Puzzles
Here is what you will need:
- Printable number puzzles
- Laminating machine for repeated use
After downloading printable number match puzzles, print and cut them out in the middle along the solid line to separate the numbers and objects.
Start with the number one. Let your little one say out the number and look for the puzzle piece with only one ball and match it to the number.
They don’t have to always pick the correct piece with the corresponding quantity of balls. If they pick one that does not match, count the balls together to show them that the number does not match.
Do this with the remaining puzzles and work your way up to 20. Depending on how old your little one is, choose how many puzzles to start with. You can begin with two to three puzzles for toddlers and build up to 20.
Avoid getting them to match all the puzzles on the first attempt, especially if they are still less than 3 years old or they have not grasped the concept of counting. This will be overwhelming for them.
It is fine if they do only one or two puzzles per day, there is no rush.
Once your little one has grasped the concept of counting, you can match the puzzles from 1 to 10 until your child can do all 20 puzzles in one sitting.
Get Your Free Printable Number Match Puzzles
Download your free printable number puzzles 1-20 below.