Nothing says “summer” quite like a popsicle.
When I was young, there was a general store about 10 miles away from our house that sold Dreamcicles – a combination of orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream.
Every time the weather started to warm, I’d get excited, because it was almost Dreamcicle-time.
My kids love popsicles too, so why not add them into a math lesson?
Which is where these popsicle 1-12 addition puzzles come in!
With these printable math puzzles, early elementary students can practice adding numbers to make one all the way up to twelve!
Read on to see how to get your set of these printable arithmetic puzzles.
And, be sure to check out our Ladybug Number Word Counting Puzzles for more ways to teach math fluency!
Popsicle Plus! 1-12 Addition Puzzles for Kids
To use these printable popsicle addition puzzles, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Laminator (optional)
- Astrobright paper (optional)
This set of popsicle addition matching activities includes 24 individual puzzles: 12 color and 12 line art.
Each puzzle has four pieces: three addition problems and one matching sum – the top “scoop” on the popsicle.
Simply cut apart each puzzle and let students practice matching up the correct problems and sums.
This would make a fantastic activity for early math centers.
Laminate each puzzle before cutting it apart and you can reuse it as many times as you like.
This addition activity also helps students learn different ways to add to make each sum.
For example, you can add 3+3 to make six. But you can also add 5+1 and 2+4 to make the same number.
If you need to save ink, use the line art version instead.
For a pop of color, print the line art version on AstroBright paper (my personal favorite!).
Scroll down to get your set of these popsicle themed addition matching puzzles!
Try some of these other hands-on math learning activities!
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