Howdy partner! Sharpen those math skills with these free printable math picture puzzles featuring a cowboy and a cactus.
Make practicing addition and subtraction facts fun and engaging for kids in kindergarten and first grade by using different math activities.
I love that this is a no-prep math activity which makes it perfect for supplemental learning at home or to use in a math center.
See also: Princess Math Puzzle Printables for Kindergarten
How to Use Cowboy Math Picture Puzzle Printables
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I love having a variety of learning activities for my kids that require little to no set up. From worksheets to hands-on activities, there are so many different ways to help them practice and reinforce the skills they are learning.
These printable math puzzles use single digit addition and subtraction problems. The are good practice for children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
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- Cowboy and Cactus Printable Math Puzzles (click to download)
- Glue Stick
- Laminating machine (optional)
After you download and save your princess math puzzle set, use your home printer to print them out. (You may also have them printed at a local print shop.)
The cactus is for addition practice and the cowboy is for subtraction practice.
You have a couple options on how to set these up for your math center. You can use these for cut and paste math practice or create a reusable math game.
Cut and Paste Math Center Activity
Let the kids practice scissor skills by cutting along the dotted lines until all of the picture puzzle pieces are cut out.
If you want to skip this step, you can cut them out ahead of time.
Show the kids how to look at the math equation on the puzzle piece, solve it, and glue it on top of the number on the answer sheet.
You can also have them write the answer on each piece, then lay them on top of the number sheet.
They are adding the numbers together for the cactus and subtracting numbers for the cowboy.
Putting the picture together helps them see if they have the correct answer.
Make a Reusable Math Puzzle Game
If you want to use these to create a reusable game, then laminate each sheet before cutting the math picture puzzle pieces.
Then shuffle all the puzzle pieces so they are mixed up.
Have the kids solve the addition and subtraction equations and set the picture piece on top of the answer on the number sheet.
You can also ask them to write the answer with a dry erase marker on each puzzle piece.
The picture puzzle makes this a self-correcting activity. Students can look at the picture puzzle and see if they got all the answers right. If the picture isn’t put together correctly, they can look at the ones they got wrong and try again.
This is an easy no-set up math activity that is great for math centers. We hope you enjoy using these printable princess and castle math puzzles for kindergartners and first graders working on addition and subtraction facts.
More math activities for kids:
- Princess and Castle Math Puzzle Printable
- Dinosaur Counting Game
- Counting With Rainbows
- Feather Addition Practice
- Unicorn Counting Game
- Robot Counting Mat Activity