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100 Chart Mystery Picture Puzzle

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 8 pages | Grades: PK - 1

Practice identifying numbers within 100 with this set of 44 number cards and hundred chart.

Color-by-Numbers with Our Counting to 100 Game!

We paired numbers, coloring, and puzzle-solving in a single activity that lets students show they can count up to 100!

Players will need red, yellow, and blue coloring utensils or manipulatives (counters, cubes, bears, etc.). They will choose a number card and identify it. Then, they will find the matching number on the 100 chart and color/cover it to solve the puzzle. 

An answer key is included for students to self-check their work. 

PLUS Even More Counting to 100 Games

We created this activity as an independent practice activity to celebrate the 100th day of school. We also suggest using it to reinforce your small group and full-class lessons in the following ways: 

🛴 Scoot Activity

Place all 44 number cards around the room and give each student a hundred chart recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

🖍️ Numbers Listening Assessment

Instead of showing students the cards, read the numbers to students so they can practice their auditory and visual number identification skills. Provide students with a recording sheet. Read the number cards aloud and give students time to locate the matching number on their recording sheet, shading it in with a pencil. Students who correctly identify all numbers should uncover the hidden pattern at the end.  

🃏 Play Cards

Print 2 sets of numbers cards. Students can practice number identification within 100 by playing games like Match It, Go Fish, or Snap (to name a few). 

Support students who need help counting to 100 by using visual references, like a classroom hundreds chart or their desk plate.

Challenge students to order the number cards from smallest to biggest.

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for durability and longevity. Make photocopies of the blank hundred charts for students, and place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for your math center

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with dry-erase markers, then erase and reuse.

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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