Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Make Your Own Puzzle

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I'm loving this craft! It's a make your own puzzle which is fun and really two crafts in one. (First the kids make the picture, then they assemble the puzzle of the picture.) But what I really love is that I can help with number recognition, math or whatever your child needs some refreshing on.

For Anna, we practiced number recognition and ordering with straight forward number matching. I added a little to Christopher's version and had him practice his math. So instead of square #5 matching square #5. I did 2+3 for square #5, etc.

I think I can get a lot of life out of this craft. The kids love it because it's their art. It could be good for a party starter. For travel, I will turn some photos into a coloring page, have them color that and then make the puzzle. I will do a few pictures myself with secret messages for the kids to be unveiled when waiting gets the better of us. You get the idea.

Source: Picture and craft idea from Bethany Actually

3 comments:

mybelle68 said...

I'm going to have to try this one. Very cute.

jora said...

What kind of materials do you use? Just paper glued to cardboard?

Mama Bj said...

I just used cardstock paper and scissors. We didn't glue them down because the kids wanted a chance to do them again. I think you could just use regular paper or even construction paper. Anything goes!