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