ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK
We’re creating puzzles this week! Like all our activities, you can make this activity as hard or as easy as you need to for your child.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 8x11 sheets of paper (or smaller if you want)
- Sharpie or thick marker
HOW TO MAKE
- Write a large version of the character you want to use
- Cut up the paper into shapes and pieces
Alternate Ideas: You can have your child cut the paper into different shapes
Quick Tip: You can make the puzzle harder or easier depending on what shapes you choose as well as how many and how large the pieces are.
HOW TO PLAY
Puzzles (age 3+, single person)
1) Show your child the character/puzzle in its entirety first.
2) Mix up the pieces
3) Have your child put the puzzle together.
Alternate ideas: If you have multiple children, you can have them race to see who can put together a puzzle the fastest.
Quick Tip: If it’s too hard for your child to do at first, you can spread out the pieces in roughly the same shape as the actual puzzle and then have your child put them back together. You can see an example of that in the first video.
Below, there are four videos of different shapes. You can see which ones are easier or harder for my 4 year old son. But don’t worry about the shapes so much. It’s a very easy to make activity so if you find that your child thinks it is too hard or too easy, you can make another version really quickly.