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Counting Picture Puzzle - Numbers 1-5

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 2 pages | Grades: PK - K

Practice counting objects within 5 and matching groups to numbers through this 15-piece camping scene picture puzzle

Counting to 5 Camping Picture Puzzle

We created this resource for your math centers as an independent practice activity.

To play, students will identify the number on the puzzle piece and cover the matching number of objects to complete the puzzle.

Through this activity, students will show they can count to 5 and match a group of items with a corresponding number.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this counting game to enhance learning through guided math groups or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by using manipulatives as they count the number of objects on a card. Students can also refer to a number line to help identify their numbers.  Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons. 

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to record each number on a separate sheet of paper and draw a set of objects to match each number. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or interactive Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

If using the interactive Google version, remember to complete in “Edit Mode” rather than “Present Mode.”


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

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