Does your family have a stockpile of puzzles? Chances are, your kids have either outgrown some, or have memorized the others!!
You may need a little puzzle-refresh, and our Blog Ambassador Amy (teachmama) has some great ideas for doing just that. In her recent blog post, 5 cool, new! Ways to play with puzzles, she shares some creative ways to play with your puzzles – yes, even the ones your kids have done a million times!
Here are some highlights from her post:
Once kids get older, the traditionally “younger” puzzles, like Peg puzzles, may not seem as appealing. But mixing the pieces in a pile on the floor and holding a competition to put them all back together again –now that’s an activity older kids can really enjoy!
So your child knows the alphabet: Now, what to do with that Alphabet learning puzzle? How about “Speed Puzzle”? First one to complete the puzzle – wins!
This game goes exactly as it sounds. Hide puzzle pieces and yell “Start!” You’ll have the kids running around the house seeking puzzle pieces as if they were chocolate treats.
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About Amy (teachmama)
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