Digital Number Puzzle

DIY Digital Number Puzzle

Digital Number Puzzle Templates

There are so many digital number displays blinking and glowing in our environment, once children start learning the numbers, they will find these digital numbers around them, looking a bit different from the printed ones, intriguing. We also like the utilitarian look of the digital segment fonts, so this will make both a fun number activity for kids and a cool display for kids wall art!

Digital Number Puzzle Templates

Digital Number Puzzle Templates

This digital number puzzle comes with one large number template for the board, and a complete 0 to 9 digital number cards set to use alongside. Kids will need to insert all the pieces with the right side up in the right hole to match the number on the card. Even if they don’t know the numbers yet or find it difficult to recognize the digital numbers, it’s a fun visual and motor skill activity for any preschoolers.

You will need

all the flat and clean cardboard sheets you can get from empty boxes, a good sharp craft (x-acto) knife, glue, white & colored papers or paints

How to make the digital number puzzle

1. Print the large digital number template and cut out the diamond shapes. Trace the large number on to a cardboard sheet and cut it out.
Place another cardboard sheet on the back to create the puzzle board. You can paint the surface with white or cover with white paper if you like.

2. Cut many individual segments out of more cardboard. Don’t use the cut out shape from step 1, they will be too tight for the holes. Cut new pieces using the template that will not be bigger than the cut out holes.
Stack 2 or 3 segments together and glue. We glued 3 cardboard layers to make each segment, so they are quite chunky and easier for kids to grab. You’ll need 7 final pieces for one complete number.

Digital Number Puzzle Templates

3. Paint a bright color on one side of the segment. Alternatively, glue colored paper to the surface. Now paint white on the other side if you like, or leave them brown as they are.
You’ll have 7 pieces of cardboard per board, colorful on one side and white or plain brown on the other side.

Digital Number Puzzle Templates

You can play the puzzle with just one board, or make multiple boards like we did. We made 4 boards so we can display the month and date for a digital calendar activity. You can ask kids to display the dates everyday with these boards.

Digital Number Puzzle Templates

Create your own rules for the puzzle and enjoy!
The simplest way is to present one number card at a time for kids to copy with the cardboard segments.
There’s also a page of blank number cards, so you can also turn it into an abstract pattern and shape matching puzzle. Players can fill in the segments with a pen to create any pattern for each other, to be copied with the cardboard pieces. You can play a team game to see who completes the shapes fastest. So much fun to be had! We’re thinking of making a digital alphabet letter version next.


Large Digital Number Template
0 – 9 Digital Number Question CardsOur free printable files are for personal use only.
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  • Monika Barańska

    oh love that! thanks mrprintables :)

    • mrprintables

      Thanks Monika : )

  • N4Nappy

    Love it! This would be great for amagnet board activity. Off to figure out a DIY with your templates …. Thanks!

  • Bellenza

    This is so cute! Thanks for sharing! ♥

  • Esther Calvo

    Thanks for that templates, it’s a really cute idea! :)

  • Antonia Karpova

    YOU ARE A GENIUS! Thank you for being so altruistic and sharing this for free. Regards from Argetina