As soon as we’re done with cold winter weather we’ll be seeking out rainbows on warmer spring days. These printable rainbow counting number puzzles will help us wait for those days to come while reinforcing numbers and counting!
I love it when learning comes through play and these kinds of puzzles are perfect for reinforcing things already learned.
To set the game up, print all the pages, cut all the puzzle tiles and laminate them (This way they will last a lot longer). Now that you have all the pieces ready, play away!
There are quite a few ways you can go about using these, and here are just a few of the ideas (I’m sure you or even your kids will come up with other fun ways to use them too!)
- Use them as puzzles by arranging the tiles in front of kids and having them match the numbers.
- Use them as a memory/matching game, where the tiles are turned around and kids try to find the pairs.
- 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 a half of the rainbow with number 7 he or she calls “Who has 7 stars?”- the child with 7 stars then responding that they have it and then it is their turn to call the next number.
- 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.
Get the Rainbow Counting Number Puzzles
Ready to have some colorful learning fun? Download your copy of the Rainbow Counting Number Puzzles by clicking the yellow button at the very end of the post.
Then, for tons more rainbow-themed fun, hop over and check out these awesome activities from some of my favorite kid bloggers!
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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 Letters of Literacy
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