Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Homemade Puzzles

Children of all ages love puzzles and providing constant variety can become difficult at times so these homemade puzzles added new interest to problem solving. 

 I began by raiding the house for objects that had an interesting shape and then traced around the items onto a large piece of paper that I then presented to the children together with a treasure box of the items that I had traced. 

The puzzle immediately engaged the children who had great fun. Our preschooler took the lead in placing the shapes in their outline but this was soon followed by the younger children. Once all the shapes were in place the children turned to investigating the objects with our 20 month old being particularly fascinated with combing his hair!

The puzzle proved to be a hit with children of all ages with the one year olds through to our six year olds whose interest was increased by the use of household items. 

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