Do you and the kids enjoy reading The Gruffalo? Then you will love this post! We are sharing printable forest animals skip counting puzzles that are great for both preschoolers and kindergartners. Kids will practice counting by two’s and five’s in a fun, hands-on way.
Be sure to check out all the amazing activities towards the end of this post from the Virtual Book Club bloggers!
How to make the Forest Animals Skip Counting Puzzles
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- paper trimmer (or use scissors)
- white cardstock (use regular printer paper if you don’t have cardstock on hand)
After printing the puzzle sheet, send it through a laminator. I used our Xyron® Creative Station Lite with a double-sided laminate cartridge because it is no-fuss and kid-friendly (no heat and no cords!).
Once laminated, use a paper trimmer or scissors to cut around each puzzle as well as along the dotted lines. That’s it!
You can store the printable forest animals skip counting puzzles in an envelope or similar for when not in use. Then you can easily grab them when you need a busy bag type activity for your preschooler/kindergartner to do.
How to Play:
Lay the now cut pieces in a pile. Have the child place them in the correct order to make the illustrated Forest Friends to show the correct way.
When your child gets good at sequencing them, mix the puzzle pieces from both sets together to make it a tad bit more challenging.
More Forest Themed Math Activities
Forest Themed Book Suggestions:
by Julia Donaldson
This week’s Virtual Book Club pick is The Gruffalo. This book and The Gruffalo’s Child is much loved in our home. If you have Amazon Prime, you can try checking for them on there too. My kids like the video versions too!
About the Book:
A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat but smart enough to know this, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo.
More Forest and Gruffalo Inspired Activities
From the Virtual Book Club – click here to join the Facebook group so you can follow along too!
- Nature art – Mama Smiles
- Owl Science Activities – Preschool Powol Packets
- Log Pile House Building Challenge – Inspiration Laboratories
- Pre-Writing Worksheets and Gruffalo Writing Tool – JDaniel 4’s Mom
- Splat Painting Inspired by The Gruffalo – Toddler Approved
Thanks for sharing our printable forest animals skip counting puzzles!