14 different number strip puzzles with a Columbus theme. Each set includes counting from 1-10, counting backwards from 10 to 1 and skip counting by 10's to 100. Print, laminate and trim. Keep each puzzle in its own Baggie. These make a nice independent math center, or run them off and give each child a choice of one to cut and put on their own template, to later take home to further reinforce number sequencing. Choose 3 or 4 and make a puzzle "Flip & Find" booklet.
For a cool craftivity, run off a variety of puzzles, students cut and glue to a sheet of black construction paper, leaving a bit of a gap between pieces. When everyone is done, count together as a whole group.