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Love it or hate, it’s that time of year again… It’s officially candy corn season!
Personally, I’ve already seen it popping up in stores now for several weeks and just wasn’t ready for it.
I can’t really say that I’m a fan of the actual candy, but I AM a fan of our newest set of math and literacy centers! These candy corn themed puzzles are the perfect way to work our way up to Halloween!
Candy Corn Themed Math and Literacy Centers
Now, I could tell you that the idea for these was brand new and just came to me out of nowhere, but that just wouldn’t be the truth :)
We actually created the candy corn themed number puzzles several years ago and just recently pulled them out again for our current preschooler.
After being reminded of these sweet little puzzles, the oldest child wanted to work on some as well and we ended up coming up with a few different sets that he can use to practice some of those math and literacy skills all the way up until Halloween.
In this set, you’ll find four different types of candy corn themed puzzles. The first is our original counting set for numbers 1-10 and each puzzle breaks into three pieces. You’ll work on number recognition, number words, and counting with one-to-one correspondence.
In the second set, the counting gets a little bit harder. Made for numbers 1-20, your kindergartner will use the three pieces of each puzzle to practice counting tally marks.
The third set allows them to practice beginning sounds. These puzzles are a bit different as they break into two separate pieces and allow your child to practice matching an object with the letter that makes the initial sound.
Finally, the fourth set included in this pack is for practicing rhyming words. As these have more pictures on them, the puzzles themselves are larger to make seeing the individual pictures easier. They also break into three pieces.
Using these puzzles is super simple. Simply print them out, cut them out, laminate for durability, and cut them into pieces.
We either store the pieces in a zippered plastic bag or a small Tupperware container with an easy-open lid that the kiddos can get into themselves when they’re ready to practice.
They would also make fantastic math and literacy centers if you’re using them in your classroom!
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