Heading on a trip to the zoo, or just love animals? Have some fun with animal activities like these Jungle Animal Counting Puzzles for counting to 10. I adore the cute jungle animal numbers, but what really makes these puzzles great is that they have counting dots, number words and numerals, so that kids can see three different formats for showing a number.
Jungle Animal Counting Puzzles
Paper or card stock
These puzzles are very easy to prepare. All you need to do is print and laminate them for durability.
If we are introducing numbers, I only give a few puzzles at a time. For example, we may start by focusing on the numbers 1, 2 and 3.
By giving only a few puzzles at a time it helps the kids to actually focus on the numbers rather than being distracted by having so many puzzle pieces to match up.
For new learners, you can include the numbers 1-3 or 1-5 and increase the amount of puzzles available as they improve their counting skills.
To differentiate for kids who are not ready to read yet, you can have them focus on the numerals and counting dots.
For kids who are able to read and need an extra challenge, they can spell the words out loud after they match up the puzzles for an extended activity. This is especially good for auditory learners because they can not only see how the number is spelled, but they can hear it as well.
For kinesthetic learners, you can have them point to each dot as they count or use their fingers to trace the numerals.
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some jungle counting fun? Grab your copy of the jungle animal counting to 10 puzzles by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for more practice with numbers, grab our printable number pack (numbers to 20)
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