Preschool made Puzzle

Puzzle 1

Welcome to another week of Playful Preschool Wednesday, where a group of fabulous educators and mothers share some free themed hands on play activities p that you can try with your preschooler. This week we’re talking PUZZLES!

My preschooler loves puzzles no matter the skill level behind them. She really picks puzzles for the pictures, she loves to put the broken pictures back together. So we more often then not find ourselves in the middle of the floor of a room helping her put together a puzzle. Well I don’t know if you can call it helping if all I can do is separated the pieces by color and edge pieces.

A couple of weeks ago I put together a Mega Bloks Puzzle for my preschooler. For this theme I couldn’t do that again so I decided to try something different. I let her create a puzzle. She had lots of fun and her sister the toddler had fun putting it together with a reference picture.



  • Cereal box
  • Glue
  • Photocopied picture
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the back from the cereal box
  2. Add glue to the inside of the back you cut off and spread it to the edges
  3. Place the picture that you choose on the glue and use something to try to remove the air bubbles
  4. Let dry under a stack of books
  5. Once dry we cut Strips then cut those Strips into smaller pieces

That’s it!


This was a fun project for my preschooler to do. She was happy to pick out her picture and once it was done she had fun putting it together first and she was really impressed by her puzzle even if it was simple.

This project was great for seeing how well my preschooler could control the glue. We have really been working on her squeezing to hard.

If you would like to see more posts about puzzles then feel free to click one of these great activities written by my team members.


More Puzzle Play and Learning!

Learning Your Name Playdough Puzzle by Growing Book by Book
Can You Follow The Puzzle? by Learning 2 Walk
Animal Puzzles in a Sensory Bin by Life Over C’s
Turn Your Child’s Artwork Into A Puzzle by Capri + 3
Rainbow Art Puzzle for Kids by Fun-A-Day!
Trace, Match, Write | Fine Motor, Math, and Literacy Activities with Puzzles by The Educators’ Spin On It
Rainbow Craft Stick Puzzle by Powerful Mothering
Preschool Made Puzzle Activity by Tiny Tots Adventures
Rainbow Name Puzzle by Still Playing School

11 Responses to Preschool made Puzzle

  1. I love upcycling projects for kids! Great fine motor and spacial reasoning activity!
    Amanda Boyarshinov recently posted…Trace, Match, Write | Fine Motor, Math, and Literacy Activities with PuzzlesMy Profile

  2. This is so great. My son is OBSESSED with puzzles, so this will be right up his alley. Pinning!
    Amanda @ Queenofthelandoftwigsnberries recently posted…The Water Park Capital of THE WORLDMy Profile

  3. Kim says:

    What a fun idea! I love that you could customize it to the seasons and holidays too!
    Kim recently posted…Make Your Own Farm Puzzles for PreschoolersMy Profile

  4. Theresa says:

    I love that your preschooler picked out the picture. That really adds an element of fun (and would make children more invested in putting it together too).
    Theresa recently posted…Turn Your Child’s Artwork Into A Puzzle #playfulpreschoolMy Profile

  5. Danielle says:

    Fun idea and a great way to get kids involved in the process!

  6. Puzzles are so fun and great for building spatial awareness.
    Jodie @ Growing Book by Book recently posted…Learning Your Name: Playdough PuzzlesMy Profile

  7. my daughter loves puzzles but we’ve never created our own, this looks like fun!
    susen @Dabbling Momma recently posted…The Secret Life of Squirrels Book and ActivitiesMy Profile

  8. Very fun and frugal idea for a puzzle. Thanks for linking up #familyfrugallinky
    Nicola – Multicraftingmummy recently posted…ImaginationMy Profile

  9. What a great idea! I have made DIY puzzles for my preschool class in the past but never this way. This is going on my to-do list. Pinned! 🙂
    Sinea ♥
    Ducks ‘n a Row recently posted…School Lunch – Making Lunches Little Kids Will LoveMy Profile

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