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North American Wildlife Skip Counting Puzzles Free PDF

Skip Counting PuzzlesThis post has a new free set of skip counting puzzles! North American Wildlife (non-affiliate link) is well represented in the Safari Ltd. Toobs realistic miniatures. The animals included in this skip counting puzzle pack PDF include a beaver, big horn ram, bison, elk, grizzly bear, moose, mountain goat, mountain lion, pronghorn buck, raccoon, river otter and white wolf. A few additional animals are included, as well. The puzzles may be used with or without the animals, but of course it would be ever so much more fun to have the realia available for the children. Realia are objects and material from everyday life, especially when used as teaching aids. Safari Ltd. products are all realia and so helpful in bringing the world to children.

Skip Counting Puzzles

Product information is available at this link (non-affiliate link).  If you are ever wondering what is included in each set of TOOBS please refer to this post at Living Montessori Now as Deb has a post with the answer keys for which animal is which (the puzzles are self-correcting, or please check the free instant download PDF to see the correct puzzle placement).

These puzzles may be printed, cut apart, and even laminated for longer use. Some children will be able to work on puzzles 2, 5, and 10. Children learning to multiply will enjoy the challenge of the other numbers. Select pages to print as is appropriate for your children or classroom.


Facts and information about some of the animals included in this set are available at this link on the North American Wildlife product page at the Safari Ltd. site

Playing inside! Using flashlights can add to the dramatic play and the children’s imaginations.


Playing outside! What long shadows the animals have in winter days when the sun’s rays hit the earth almost at a slant part of the day. Children like to check their own shadows from time to time, as well.

Skip Counting Puzzle

Investigating owl’s house! Play in the garden area can be fun and get the children outdoors, which is always a plus. wild-animals-investigating-owl-house

Yes, I bought my own toys.

Thanks for reading, Carolyn

Science Free

This page has links to free science printable blog posts.  The printables and resources are available at the blog post links. There are more, so please use the search bar in the top right of each page to search for other resources.


The bubbling snowman is simply a version of using baking soda and vinegar which children never seem to become tired of doing. When the bubbling begins, it looked like it is snowing.  Please see the blog post here for more information and a short video.

Vertebrates/invertebrates sort, free PDF, instant download at the blog post.


Leaf-shaped 3-part cards printable — download at this blog post link.


Math and nature Fibonacci posters can be downloaded in the free eMember area. 

free bog-plants-science-printable

free printable with matching cards for teaching about bogs is at this blog post. The suggested text is not required for using the cards in the PDF, but some source of information would be nice to have on hand.


Information about a free magnets printable is at this blog post. The printable will be found in our free eMembers area.

free what-lives-on-the-prarie-plants-and-animals

Free student interactive notebook printable for studying plants on the prairie at this blog post. What plants and animals live on the prairie? Find out in this printable.


Observe and journal about a tree for an outdoors science activity. Visit the same tree a each season of the year to notice what is happening. More information and a free PDF is available at the blog post.


Have you see the dancing dime experiment to demonstrate that warm air takes up more space than cold air? See the post at this link for more information as well as a very short video.


Solar Bead Necklaces are amazing for children but do not tell the secret while inside and working on the project. Let children discover for themselves how the sun causes these beads to reveal their colors.  They will be happy to share the information with you! For information please see the blog post at this link.

free nonfiction-book-about-a-rabbit-growing-and-work-page

Watch Me Grow, Rabbit is a nonfiction book for children with facts, information, and photos that show how rabbits grow and live. The free printable at the blog post has a worksheet and answer key to accompany the text.


Science experiments at home using test tubes, nature print paper activities, and breaking open geodes. See the information at this blog post.


Build a solar oven and bake smores (free printable at the post)


STEM with recycled newspapers, old-fashioned fun


Grow crystals over night using tissue paper instead of coal, and a few household ingredients.  See information and printable directions which open here.