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A Quick And Easy Puzzle To Make

My Little Miss Two loves puzzles and putting them back together. Whether it’s the wooden kind or puzzle apps on the iPad; she loves them all! Although, she is at…

My Little Miss Two loves puzzles and putting them back together. Whether it’s the wooden kind or puzzle apps on the iPad; she loves them all! Although, she is at that age where she gets very frustrated if she can’t do something, and then we have all kinds of tantrums 😀

I found this puzzle idea on Pinterest and thought I could have lots of fun with it. This is a simple kitchen puzzle that my Little Miss Two and I made together, and we’ve had lots of fun since putting it back together. You can read the original article where I found this idea here.

First you will need to collect the following:

  • Range of kitchen utensils;
  • Large sheet of card; and
  • Marker pen.

My Little Miss Two loves helping get activities together, so she helped with all parts of getting the puzzle ready.

Once you have collected your puzzle pieces, you will need to draw around each one on the large sheet of card.

Puzzle 1

Little Miss Two doing the tracing.

Puzzle 2

Getting some help from Mum.

Puzzle 3

Now it’s Mum’s turn to do the tracing.

Puzzle 4

Miss Two being a good helper.

Puzzle 5

Nearly finished all the tracing.

 

When you have finished tracing around all of the items, mix them up and have fun trying to put them back in the correct place.

Puzzle 6

Deciding where the first piece should go.

Puzzle 7

Now I’m getting the hang of this.

Puzzle 8

Giving Mum a clap; she got it in the right spot!

Puzzle 9

All finished.

 

As my Little Miss Two enjoyed this so much, we laminated the card to protect it. The puzzle now sits in our kitchen and when I’m in there preparing food, Little Miss Two sits on the other side of the bench and has fun putting the puzzle together again.

This idea doesn’t need to be limited to just items from the kitchen. If you’re in a kindy or pre-primary class, why not make puzzles out of classroom items. Then get your students to swap and put the puzzles together again. Some of these can then be kept in zip lock bags and it becomes a good activity for students to work on during quiet time.

I’m just loving Pinterest, I get so many good ideas. If you follow a good Pinterest board that gives you great ideas, I’d love for you to share it below in the comments.

Happy puzzle making!

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4 Comments

  1. Brooke

    Great idea Melinda! Thinking of how much my kiddies will like it too.

    Reply
    • Melinda

      Hey Brooke,

      I also thought it was a great idea….and I’m sure your kiddies will love it 😀

      Reply
  2. Judi

    Awesome idea! I can use it with many of my themes. My Prekinders will love this!!

    Reply
    • Melinda

      Hi Judi,

      I’m glad you like :-D. I hope your little kiddies have fun making their puzzles, I think I may have had just as much fun as my daughter did!

      Thanks for leaving a comment!

      Reply

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