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Planet Counting Puzzles


Space is something that often fascinates kids (it fascinates me too!) and I definitely have some kids who love all things outer space! I love when I can take a subject my kids are interested in and give them fun learning activities that relate, like these free Planet Counting Puzzles! These puzzles strengthen counting skills for numbers 1-50, while teaching the names of planets too!

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

These free Planet Counting Puzzles for kids are a great way to practice number sequencing while learning more about planets and outer space!

Planet Counting Puzzles

Prep these counting puzzles once and use them year after year in your small groups or math centers!

Just print (download below), laminate, and cut apart on the gray lines to create vertical puzzle strips.

I put each puzzle in its own zip top plastic bag. (The slider ones are great and quick for cleanup!) This helps the pieces to stay together and encourages kids to complete one puzzle at a time.

I put each puzzle in its own zip top plastic bag to help keep the pieces together and encourage kids to complete one puzzle at a time.

How to Play

Each counting puzzle has 10 pieces. To start, we spread them out on the table and started putting numbers in order. We didn’t try to find the smallest, though you could begin that way. Counting on from a given number can be tricky, so do what works best for your kids and adjust as needed.

We started with one number and thought about what would come before or after. For example, we grabbed 43 and then decided to see if there was a 44, and so on. Once pieces started being placed together, the process of elimination helped us complete the puzzle. We made planet Earth!

Each counting puzzle has 10 pieces. To start, we spread them out on the table and started putting numbers in order to form the planet.

The planet name is included at the top of each puzzle, that way kids know which planet they completed!

Grab Your FREE Set of Counting Puzzles

Ready to practice counting and learning planet names all at once? Grab your free set of the Planet Counting Puzzles by clicking the large, yellow download button below!

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More Super Fun Space Activities

Looking for more kid friendly outer space activities? Look no further! These awesome kid bloggers have 17 amazing ideas for you to try out with your kids or students!

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Space Theme Sensory Bin // Pre-K Pages

Space Counting Mats: Addition and Subtraction // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Solar System Scavenger Hunt // Mom Inspired Life

Space Themed Matching Cards // Powerful Mothering

Outer Space Pattern Block Mats // The STEM Laboratory

Stars in Space Sticky Wall // Modern Preschool

Space Theme Grid Games // Stay at Home Educator

Counting On Planet Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection

Play Dough Constellations // Play & Learn Everyday

Solar System Bracelet // Still Playing School

Space Sensory Bin // Sugar Spice and Glitter

Space Syllables // Fairy Poppins


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