North American Wildlife Skip Counting Puzzles Free PDF

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

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.


  1. Crystal 04/10/2016 at 3:57 pm

    What a neat way to use a bird box! My kids would love to have fun like that with their bug boxes that are the same size.
    I’ll have to see if we can get our hands on the N. American Wildlife so my kids can learn about the animals I saw when we were out camping as kids. Not much wildlife like that on the Emerald Isle! The closest we get in our area are badgers and foxes, nice, but not as fascinating as bears and moose.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 04/11/2016 at 5:59 am

      Thank you so much for reading! It is good to share your heritage and experiences with your children. I’ve seen moose up north in MN but I have not been quick enough to get a photo. Some Moose are sick and or dying so even here, which is sad. I hear they are quite abundant next door in Canada. The bears get closer and I haven’t had my camera with, either. We see gray wolves running by! The raptors at our cabin are fast, too. The Emerald Isle has its own charms, I’m sure! Thank you for reading.

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