Create your own puzzles with these EDITABLE Playing Card Puzzles. They’re great for math, literacy, or other concepts that can be typed into the puzzles. These are a great way to engage students on various tasks. Use this puzzle to reinforce any topic you want.
This puzzle has students match different problems together by correctly putting the heart, club, diamond, or spade puzzle 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 these puzzles with success.
Check out the preview files. They are a PDF, but will help you understand how the puzzle works and whether it’s right for your students.
WHAT YOU GET:
- one EDITABLE Heart Puzzle
- one EDITABLE Spade Puzzle
- one EDITABLE Diamond Puzzle
- one EDITABLE Club Puzzle
- A planning sheet for each puzzle
- A Frequently Asked Questions page to help you make the most of your puzzles
**Each 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
- As part of a classroom decor theme on playing cards
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS BUNDLE HAVE SAID:
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OTHER RESOURCES YOU WILL ENJOY:
You get four puzzles in this download. Each is an editable puzzle, so you will need PowerPoint to add your own problems. You will make the 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 – particularly as a review activity or as part of a deck of cards decor 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 playing card piece 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 an instant playing card activity 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 spaceship. 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.
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