Set of 8 puzzles related to Louisiana theme: brown pelican, Catahoula Leopard Dog, alligator, crawfish, honeybee, Louisiana flag, Mardi Gras mask, and catfish. Each puzzle is divided into ten strips which are numbered 1 to 10. The children may use the numbers to help them assemble the puzzle or to review counting while matching to a numeral. A "guide" for each puzzle is included for the children to look at. These puzzles may be played as a game or cooperative activity. Use a number spinner, number cube, or number cards for a child to generate a number. The child chooses that number of puzzle piece and places it in position. The children take turns in this manner until the puzzle is completed.