Pirates, treasure hunts, and maps are always super fun ways to bring learning into the classroom! My preschoolers love our dress like a pirate day that we have every year. And our printable pirate number puzzles freebie fits in perfectly to those kind of themed days. It is always a good idea to have some routine to fun days and keep the learning activities just as fun as the rest of the day. I love that these number puzzles fit easily into an under the sea or ocean theme too!
Pirate Number Puzzles
The free printable set of pirate number puzzles includes 4 full puzzles. Each puzzle includes 5 numbers. The first puzzles has numbers 1-5, the second one has 6-10, the third has 11-15, and the fourth has 16-20.
Print the pirate number puzzles from the pink button below. Laminate the puzzles before cutting them apart at all. After laminating, cut the puzzles out on the black lines around the puzzle and then down the black lines to separate the pieces.
To introduce the pirate number puzzles to your preschoolers, do not mix all 20 pieces together. It may be frustrating at first to work through all of the pieces. Instead, take all of the pieces from one puzzle and put them in a pile or spread out on a table.
Encourage your preschooler to find the biggest number and smallest number. Ask your preschooler to count on from the smallest number while trying to figure out which number comes next. Show your preschooler how the pictures on the puzzle line up to help create the puzzle correctly.
The smaller numbers will be easier at first to put together because they are more recognizable to younger learners. The great thing about these puzzles is that they make it easy to expose preschoolers to numbers beyond 10 and those tricky teens.
These pirate number puzzles can easily end up being an independent learning center because they are self-correcting with the pirate themed images on them.
Loving these puzzles? Then you are going to love our pirate play dough mats too!
Need more number practice? You will want to check out these fun printable activities from some of my favorite preschool blogger friends!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Number Formation Cards // Stay at Home Educator
Pirate Number Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Number Strips // Teach Me Mommy