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Create your own POLAR EXPRESS ACTIVITIES with this great mug shaped puzzle. This EDITABLE resource allows you to cover ANY topic you'd like. Students will then have to put the 15 piece mug together by matching your 21 different problems and solutions.
The possibilities are endless with this resource. Use it for math, sight words, vocabulary, and so much more!
**This resource needs to be edited in PowerPoint. If you do not have that program, please do NOT purchase.**
WHAT YOU GET:
• ONE mug puzzle (15 pieces) with 21 places for you to add problems
• A planning sheet so you can write out all 21 problems before you type them all out
• A Frequently Asked Questions page to help you make the most of your puzzle
Check out the preview file. This is a PDF, but it will help you understand how the puzzle works and whether it's right for your students.
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
• for Christmas, December, January or any time in winter you want to have some mug, Polar Express, or hot chocolate fun!
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
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You get one puzzle in this download. It is an editable puzzle with 15 pieces. You will make the 21 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 for Christmas, when reading about The Polar Express, or anytime you want some hot chocolate mug fun.
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 addition 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 mug 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 Christmas or Polar Express activity that makes skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your students decorate the finished mug.. 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!) Give them a try with your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students.
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, 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 for commercial use or resale in any way. It is ONLY for personal classroom or homeschool use. Please send me a Q&A with any questions about this. Thank you!**
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