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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!
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!
Now that you have all the pieces ready, play away!
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.
- 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.
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!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
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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