Does anyone else have a child who is absolutely fascinated by sharks?
Our oldest son is obsessed with them.
We’ve seen so many documentaries about sharks, read so many books about sharks, and bought so many shark “tooth” necklaces for him over the years that I’ve lost count.
He wants us to let him watch Jaws, but that’s not happening any time soon.
While I don’t share the level of enthusiasm for sharks that he has, I do think they’re absolutely incredible. And lots of kids love them.
Which is why I wanted to share these printable counting to ten puzzles that have a fun shark theme!
These printable counting puzzles are a fun and simple way to help early learners practice counting objects, recognizing numerals, and writing numerals from zero to ten!
Read on to get your copy of these math counting puzzles.
And, for more fun with counting, try our printable Popsicle Addition to 12 Puzzles too!
Shark Spotting! Printable Shark Counting to Ten Puzzles
To use these printable shark counting puzzles, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper or cardstock
- Laminator (optional)
- Dry erase markers (optional)
This product includes two different sets of counting puzzles. Each puzzle consists of two pieces.
One side shows a set of shark fins in the water. The other shows the matching numeral for the number of fins.
To use the first set of counting to ten puzzles, simply cut each two-piece puzzle apart.
Then let students practice matching the pieces up.
As a note, I’ve found that it’s best to print these on cardstock.
They’ll hold up much better to reuse on cardstock than on regular printer paper.
A line art version of these puzzles is also included!
Write and Wipe Shark Counting Puzzles
Take this math lesson a little further with a write and wipe counting activity!
These puzzles are included and make wonderful practice for writing numerals from zero to ten.
To use the write and wipe puzzles more than once, be sure to laminate the puzzle pieces first.
After students use dry or wet erase markers to fill them in, simply wipe them off and they’re ready to use another time.
Both color and line art versions of the write and wipe puzzles are included as well.
Get a look at this hands-on math lesson in action below!
See the write and wipe counting puzzles in action in the video below!
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Take a look at these other activities for early math learners!
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