1. For our youngest learners reading the color words can be a challenge - so start out by looking at the puzzle as a group, and have the children color over the words with a matching pencil or crayon. This also ensures that they HAVE the matching color, and know where it is.
2. Keeping track of which spaces you've colored can be tricky, especially if there's a long list of numbers. I teach my students to color one space, then cross out the corresponding clue before going on to the next one. They can even pick up where they left off after a break, because they can see exactly which clue to tackle next.
My hundreds charts mystery pictures come with 3 skill levels for each puzzle, so it's easy to find one that's just right. The ladybug mystery picture in these photos is a level (a) puzzle: the hundreds chart is numbered, there are clues for the picture itself, but no background (so fewer spaces to color), and the text is a little bigger. Level (b) puzzles include a numbered hundreds chart with clues for all 100 spaces, and regular sized text, while level (c) puzzles come on a blank hundreds chart, so students have to fill that in before solving 100 clues.
puzzles for letters...
pocket chart mystery pictures for double digit addition and subtraction:
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Is there a skill or theme you'd like to see as a mystery picture? Let me know in the comments, I'm always looking for new ideas for fun learning projects!