Let your students practice various skills with this fun EDITABLE Mask Puzzle. These are a great way to engage students on various tasks. Use them for Margi Gras or a Superhero Classroom Decor Theme.
This puzzle will have students match 24 different problems together by correctly putting the 22 piece apple together. You need to create the puzzle, so it will fit the needs of YOUR students! Teachers in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade have used this puzzle with success.
Check out the preview file. The preview is a PDF, but it will help you understand how the puzzle works and whether it’s right for your students.
WHAT YOU GET:
- One EDITABLE mask puzzle (22 pieces) with room for 24 problems
- NO PREP options of the puzzles above
- A puzzle mat for students who need extra support
- A planning sheet so you can write out all 24 problems before you type them all out
- A Frequently Asked Questions page to help you make the most of your puzzle
**This resource needs to be edited in PowerPoint. If you do not have that program, please do NOT purchase.**
HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
- Centers, stations, or rotations
- Early or fast finishers
- GATE (gifted and talented education)
- Worksheet alternatives
- Critical thinking skills
- Student, partner, or small group collaboration
- A Mardi Gras activity
- As part of a Superhero Decor Theme
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
• Coming soon!
OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY:
• All of HoJo’s EDITABLE Puzzles
You get one puzzle in this download. It is an editable mask puzzle with 22 pieces. You will make the 24 problems to fit the skill/s your students need to focus on. You can keep changing the problems to use this puzzle over and over again.
Use these puzzles anytime you need a fun activity for Mardi Gras or a superhero classroom theme.
Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!
These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge – which is perfect to promote a growth mindset. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the mask and persevere if the task seems challenging. Tell students to rotate the pieces around and analyze what they can do differently until they fit. This is where their critical thinking and 21st Century skills will come into play!
Just print and quickly cut on the lines and you have instant mask centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth graders decorate the finished mask. These colored masterpieces can then be used as artwork for the classroom, to help decorate a bulletin board, or be hung in the hallway to add some festive art flair. (And no administrator complaints since it’s an academic activity!)
Homeschool Families: You’re going to love these puzzles as a last minute resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day – grab, download, type in your problems, and go! You’ll get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.
The answer key is made by YOU! Print two copies of your final puzzle – one for your student to cut up and put together and another one to keep in its full shape to use as an answer key. This way you can ensure all the numbers, words, or letters are in the correct order and that the shape is fully formed.
**THIS RESOURCE CANNOT BE USED TO CREATE OTHER RESOURCES FOR SALE. IT IS NOT A COMMERCIAL LICENSE, BUT ONLY FOR ONE TEACHER IN THEIR CLASSROOM OR HOMESCHOOL. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING MY COPYRIGHT.
You also get a NO PREP puzzle option. I use the Find/Replace function and change them from 1 A, 1 Q, 2 A, 2 Q, 3 A, 3 Q, etc.
There is a puzzle template with the actual puzzle pieces so students can put their pieces over the top OR a blank outline as a guide, but not direct help. Use these for students who need a bit more support with the puzzle shape.
Thanks for looking!