Rainbow Counting Puzzles

It’s essential to help kids build a strong math foundation with fun hands-on activities. This activity can be used to teach preschoolers number sense, counting and work on their 1-to-1 correspondence by counting objects and understanding that 1 object = 1 (numeral). This activity helps them do this by matching the number of dots shown on the dice (no matter how they are positioned) to the number of dots on the matching puzzle piece.

FREE Rainbow themed number sense activity for preschoolers, perfect for Spring or St. Patrick's Day! Great for practicing counting and one to one correspondence in a preschool math center.
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Materials Needed:
Print as many cards as you will need for your group of students. Preferably print on cardstock, then laminate and cut them up. There are 24 cards in the set, both in color and black/white. You can totally differentiate the cards according to the students’ abilities. Use the cards with numbers to 5 with your beginning students and the others for your more capable students.

Counting with Dice Rainbow Puzzle Cards

This free resource is a perfect way to introduce preschool students to counting. To prepare you will simply need to print these cards in color on cardstock then laminate them. Cut up the rainbow puzzles according to the dashed lines given. Prepare to show the kids that they need to make a rainbow so have them pick a rainbow card puzzle with a die on it. Show them how to count the dots on the die to find out what number they need to look for. After they count they will find the matching puzzle piece with the same number of dots in it. They continue this until they’ve completed all puzzles. 😉

With these cards, you can totally use manipulatives like math unifix cubes or counters to have the kids show their numbers at the top with each card as they make their puzzles.

This post was contributed by:

Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

For more rainbow learning fun, see our Free Rainbow Alphabet Puzzles


Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


  1. Hi Malia! These are too cute! The download only seems to have numbers to 6. Should it have numbers to 20? Thank you!

    1. Hi, sorry about that! The file was missing some pages. It is now updated, so please check the link again!

  2. The site is suitable for my children, lots of value to learn.