Recently, I printed some simple puzzles for my daughter (Kindergarten) to practice putting the numbers 1-10 in order (similar to the ones in this printable pack). We’re been practicing counting, recognizing numerals and understanding number order, so it was a fun project for her. My son, however, wanted to try some puzzles too. The problem is, he’s in first grade, and well beyond placing the numbers from 1-10 in order. But he really wanted puzzles, so I can up with a similar, but more challenging alternative. These Fall addition and subtraction puzzles are perfect if you’re working on adding and subtracting within 10.
*Please Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and help support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure policy here.*
Included in this Download:
This free download includes 4 different Fall-themed puzzles. Two cover addition and two cover subtraction.
Materials Needed for the Puzzles:
How to Use the Puzzles:
To prep the puzzles, simply print the puzzle(s) you want and cut out the strips.
Then give your child the strips (maybe mix them up first), some glue and a piece of construction paper.
To complete the puzzle, they have to first solve the math problem at the bottom of each strip.
Then, they can place the strips in order from 1-10 and the puzzle with be complete.
Once each problem is correct and in the right order, they can glue the strips down on their construction paper.
Some Tips for Eager Kids:
Some kids may try to put the puzzle together from the picture rather than by solving the problems. Encourage them to solve the problems first, then order them.
Other kids may be so excited to glue that they glue the strips down as they go. Encourage them to solve and order all the numbers first, before gluing. This will ensure there are no mistakes before they glue it all down.
Other Free Addition Resources:
Using Singapore math, we have spent a lot of time focusing on number bonds from 1-10. So a lot of my addition resources are designed to give kids practice and aid in fact fluency. I hope you find these puzzles and the resources below helpful!
- Number bonds with apple slices
- Addition fluency coloring pages (also Fall-themed)
- Number bond rainbows
- Addition and subtraction number sentence roll and write
And you may also like this set of mazes–a fun and unique way to practice addition and subtraction within 10! It also includes extension ideas, so kids don’t just focus on memorizing facts, but look for patterns and think deeply about math.
Never Run Out of Fun Math Ideas
If you enjoyed this post, you will love being apart of the Math Geek Mama community! Each week I send an email with fun and engaging math ideas, free resources and special offers. Join 46,000+ readers as we help every child succeed and thrive in math!