Are you looking for a fun and educational activity to help your little ones learn about numbers? Look no further than this adorable caterpillar number sequencing puzzle!
With 10 strips, each featuring a number from 1-10, your little learners can practice their number ordering and put this cute caterpillar back together.
Not only is this activity a great way to improve children’s number recognition and sequencing skills, but it also encourages problem-solving and fine motor development as they manipulate the puzzle pieces.
Caterpillars are fascinating creatures that transform into beautiful butterflies, making them a perfect theme for this engaging puzzle activity. Did you know that most caterpillars have 12 eyes (6 on each side of their head) and can spin silk to create a cocoon for their metamorphosis?
Learning about caterpillars and their transformation can also spark children’s curiosity about nature and science. So, let’s get ready to put our sequencing skills to the test and watch this cute caterpillar come to life!
If you’re looking for ways to also help improve your little learner’s counting skills you may also want to check out these cool printable counting activities.
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When using this number sequencing puzzle, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some early math skills such as:
- Number recognition – the ability to recognize a number in its written form
- Number Sequencing – the ability to understand the sequence of numbers, and be able to put them in the correct order
- Fine motor skills – they will have to use a good pincer grip to pick up the puzzle pieces and place them in the right place
- Hand-eye coordination – to ensure they can move and line up the pieces
- Cutting and sticking – if you let them have a go at cutting them out and sticking the pieces to a blank piece of paper to make the puzzle
How To Prepare This Caterpillar Number Ordering Puzzle
This one’s pretty straight forward!
First you’re going to want to download the puzzle by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page.
Not a member yet – what are you waiting for? Become a member today and get INSTANT access to all the awesome activities!
I’ve made color and plain versions so that you can save some ink if you want and so that your children can color in the puzzle as well!
Once you’ve downloaded it, you’ll need to print it off onto paper or card.
Then you can cut out the strips (or let your little ones have a go!). There’s 10 strips for the numbers 1-10. Then just jumble them up and see if your children can put them back together to make the picture.
You could always get a plain piece of paper and get them to stick them on to that (a good way to practice those gluing skills).
After that you’re all done!
Your children are ready to start developing their number recognition and ordering skills.
If you want to make it a bit trickier for them, you could grab some more number puzzles and mix them up so they’d have the extra challenge of sorting them as well.