25 ways to play with puzzles
Get those puzzles out, my friends!
It doesn’t matter if your kids are 2 or 12–puzzles are a super way of flexing those brain muscles, practicing fine motor skills, and either some spending quiet time alone or time to catch up together.
So this month, bring out the puzzles.
Especially because January is National Puzzle Month and January 29 is National Puzzle Day (oh yes it is), you really want to celebrate puzzles this month.
And because puzzles come in all shapes and sizes, you’re guaranteed to find one that fits your needs, wants, and strengths. It’s up to us to share puzzles with our kiddos so that they can find what they love to do!
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Word Searches for Early Literacy Learning
- Word Searches for Emerging Readers
- 5 Cool New Ways to Play with Puzzles
- Paper Plate Puzzles
- Wordless Riddles Lunchbox Notes
- Sudoku for Kids & other fun math puzzles
Highlights for Children has created a rockin’ freebie puzzle book that anyone can print and use: Mini Puzzle Guide. LOVE it.
- Storytelling with Peg Puzzles, from the Melissa & Doug blog
- Stay Put Puzzles, from No Time for Flashcards
- Easy Rainbow Puzzle, from Kids Activities blog
- Animal Print Puzzles, from No Time for Flashcards
- Create Your Own Puzzle Printable, from the Melissa & Doug blog
- Cereal Box Puzzles, from Inheriting the Planet
- Indoor Puzzle Hunt, from Mothering on a Dime
- Magnetic Artwork Puzzles, from Housing a Forest
- Extension Activities for Floor Puzzles, from Melissa & Doug blog
- Learn the US States, from Lasso the Moon
- Reward System Using Puzzle Pieces, from Tips from a Typical Mom
Check out the Puzzle Guide by Melissa & Doug
How will you be celebrating National Puzzle Day? We’d love to hear it!