March 3, 2023

# FREE Printable Spring Maths Puzzles for Kindergartners

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This simple set of spring math puzzles are a great way for pre-k and kindergarten age children to practice  spring counting or spring addition while having fun! This spring math activity has children count the fireflies and match with the correct numeral or numeral and addition equation. This spring math activities for kindergarten is perfect for a spring theme! Simply print pdf file with insect printables and you are ready to play and learn with bug math.

## Spring Maths Puzzles

This kindergarten math activity is perfect for spring or summer math! There are two levels to these spring math puzzles. Preschoolers can simply add the number of dots on the firefly wints and match with the numeral piece. Kindergartners can not only count the dots, but match it with the correct addition equation featured. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this fun spring math activity to make learning fun!

## Kindergarten math puzzles

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The insect printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

## Spring math puzzle

As kids start to learn to count, it’s important that they get lots and lots of practice. It’s also essential that you give them lots of visuals so they can begin to connect a picture of a quantity to the numeral.

On these puzzles, kids count the spots on the butterfly and match that to the correct numeral.

## Math puzzles for kindergarten

This helps kids with number recognition, one-to-one correspondence (knowing that each number counted represents exactly one object) and cardinality (how many objects are in a set).

The first set of puzzles includes the numbers 1-10, with corresponding butterfly counting pictures.

You may also like this hands on set of count & compare pages with Skittles candy!

These initial counting pictures will also begin to prepare them for addition as they see the spots as two sets of dots on each butterfly wing.

So they will see four as two and two, for instance.

## Math Puzzles for Kids

Once your kids are comfortable counting and are familiar with the numbers represented by each butterfly, you can move on to the addition puzzles. The goal of these puzzles is to move from counting to recognizing that two sets can be written as an addition sentence.

Each puzzle includes a picture with two butterflies, the total number of spots between the two and an addition sentence to model the picture. For example, on this puzzle, one butterfly has 4 spots and the other has one spot: The addition sentence then is 4 + 1 and the total is 5.

## Maths puzzles for kindergarten

If your kids are 4 or 5 years old and just learning to count and add, they will likely still count each individual spot on the two butterflies. That’s ok! That’s developmentally appropriate, and expected.

The challenge is for them to then match the picture of two butterflies to the correct addition sentence. This may be a bit trickier for them to get, but encourage them to see each picture as two separate quantities.

So you might say, “In this picture, we see 4 spots and one spot. How would we write that using math language?”

You don’t need to use formal language such as “addition” or “plus” or “sum.” The goal is simply to see that there are multiple quantities and we can combine them using a ‘+’ symbol.

More advanced kids may like this set of addition & subtraction coloring pages.

## Printable math puzzles

This pdf file includes 18 puzzles. First you will find puzzles to count and recognize the numbers 1-10.  Then there are 8 addition puzzles, with facts representing the numbers 3-10. I hope you have fun exploring and counting with these fun Spring counting puzzles!

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## Spring Math

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