I was at the store the other day and the girls begged me to go down the Valentine aisle. It’s hard for kids (and adults) to pass up that colorful isle filled with red Valentine hearts, bears, chocolates, and toys. I told them they could pick one little item to share and we ended up getting a 100 piece, $0.99 Valentine puzzle. I know…big splurge:)
Well, we got home and had some fun with the puzzle and THEN we turned it into a fun teaching tool! This is an inexpensive way to practice counting to 100 and also counting by 10’s.
Here is how to make it:
1) Assemble the 100 piece puzzle and then carefully flip it over.
2) Start from the upper right hand side of the puzzle and work right to left, row by row, putting numbers on the puzzle.
3) I used different colors for each set of 10’s so that we could practice counting by 100.