Rainbow Counting Puzzles

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As soon as we’re done with cold winter weather we’ll be seeking out rainbows on warmer spring days! We do this by incorporating some rainbow-themed fun into our learning. These free printable Rainbow Counting Puzzles will help us wait for those warmer days to come while reinforcing our number and counting skills!

*Pair with our Counting Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

Work on important math skills with these fun and free Rainbow Counting Puzzles! They're perfect for St. Patrick's Day, spring, or anytime!

Rainbow Counting Puzzles

I love it when learning comes through play and these kinds of puzzles are perfect for reinforcing skills already learned. And prep is easy!

To set the game up, simply print the pages, cut the puzzle tiles, and laminate them (this way they will last a lot longer!). Printing them on cardstock makes them even more durable.

Now that you have all the pieces ready, play away!

To prep, simply print the pieces, cut, and laminate them for durability and reuse.

Ways to Play

There are quite a few ways you can go about using these, and here are just a few of the ideas:

  • Use them as a memory/matching game, where the tiles are turned around and kids try to find the pairs.
  • Use them as puzzles by arranging the tiles in front of kids and having them match the numbers.
Our favorite way to play is as a puzzle game where we match the pieces based on their numbers.
  • Think of different ways for kids to match up these puzzles. Perhaps having them match up the numbers with the number that follows next, like matching 1 with 2.
  • Play a variation of an “I have ___. Who has ___?” game, shuffling the puzzle pieces and giving each child a few to hold in their hands, calling the numbers and other kids responding to requests. So if one child has half of the rainbow with the number 7 he or she calls, “Who has 7 stars?” The child with 7 stars then responds that they have it and then it is their turn to call the next number.
These counting puzzles can also be used as a fun counting card game.

I’m sure you or even your kids will come up with other fun ways to use them too!

Grab Your FREE Copy

Ready to have some colorful counting fun? Get your free copy of the Rainbow Counting Puzzles by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very end of the post!

Even More Rainbow-Themed Learning Fun

Then, for tons more rainbow-themed fun, hop over and check out these awesome activities from some of my favorite kid bloggers!


Rainbow Color Words Playdough Mats // Literacy with the Littles

Rainbow Shamrocks Color Sorting and Fine Motor Activity // Stay at Home Educator

Teen Number Rainbow Clip Cards // Recipe for Teaching

Rainbow Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection

Rainbow Money Match // The Simplified Classroom

Rainbow ABC Sensory Bottle with Printable // The Kindergarten Connection

Compound Words Matching Activity // Sara J. Creations

Editable Rainbow Secret Code Word Cards // Fun Learning for Kids

CVC Words Rainbow Match Up // The Primary Post

Roll a Rainbow // Teach Me Mommy

Rainbow Bear Sorting Mats // Fairy Poppins

Rainbow Unicorn Toothpaste Science Experiment // Science Kiddo

Make a Rainbow with Playdough Printable // Powerful Mothering

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