Back to School Mystery Picture Puzzles – Kindergarten Math & Literacy Centers



These hands-on Back to School Mystery Picture Puzzles are an excellent option for your kindergarten back-to-school math and literacy centers. These printable puzzles include 50 Back to School Mystery Puzzles! 

Back to School Mystery Picture Puzzles – Kindergarten Math & Literacy Centers

Each school-themed mystery puzzle focuses on a specific math or literacy skill. Students are asked to match the puzzle pieces to the puzzle mats to reveal the mystery picture to solve the mystery puzzle! These puzzles are also great for your early finishers, enrichment opportunities, morning work, or even intervention groups.

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What’s included in this Back to School Mystery Picture Puzzle Kindergarten resource?

  • This huge Back to School Puzzle resource includes 50 Mystery Picture Puzzles.
  • All the puzzles come in color and black and white versions.
  • Each puzzle picture is a fun photo of a School theme.

Math Picture Puzzles included: 34 in total

  • Back to School 2D Shapes (3 puzzles)
  • Number Recognition to 5 (2 puzzles)
  • Number Recognition to 10 (2 puzzles)
  • Number Recognition to 20 (2 puzzles)
  • Counting to 5 (2 puzzles)
  • Counting 10 (2 puzzles)
  • Counting to 20 (2 puzzles)
  • Five Frame (1 puzzle)
  • Ten Frame (1 puzzle)
  • Twenty Frame (1 puzzle)
  • Addition to 5 (2 puzzles)
  • Subtraction Within 5 (2 puzzles)
  • Missing Addends within 5 (2 puzzles)
  • Addition to 10 (3 puzzles)
  • Subtraction within 10 (3 puzzles)
  • Missing Addends within 10 (3 puzzles)
  • Prepositions (1 puzzle)

Literacy Picture Puzzles included: 16 in total

  • Uppercase Alphabet Recognition (2 Puzzles)
  • Lowercase Alphabet Recognition (2 Puzzles)
  • CVC Words (6 Puzzles)
  • Rhyming Match (3 Match-up puzzles)
  • Beginning Sounds (3 Puzzles)

How to best use these kindergarten mystery picture puzzles in the classroom:

  • These puzzles allow for independent learning as they are SELF-CHECKING.
  • This makes these puzzles perfect for early finishers, enrichment opportunities, morning work, or centers.
  • Alternatively, these picture puzzles can be used with small intervention groups to practice specific math and literacy skills with teacher guidance.

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