It’s National Puzzle Day! In addition to playing with the puzzles you already own, download and print this puzzle-themed activity sheet!
Here are some ways to enjoy this free printable:
1) Create a one-of-a-kind puzzle: Ask your child to color the sheet using crayons or markers. Then, using child-safe scissors, have the child cut (or, depending on their skill level, assist them in cutting) the puzzle pieces apart. Mix all the pieces up, and have the child enjoy re-creating the puzzle they’ve designed!
2) Plan a puzzle-themed Treasure Hunt! Ask your child to write “clues” on each puzzle piece. Then, after the pieces are cut apart, scatter them throughout the house and ask other family members or friends to embark on the scavenger hunt! Each puzzle piece should give a “clue” on where the next one is hidden. At the end, plant a special treat to surprise everyone!
3) Prepare a Puzzle “Love Note” gift! For a family member’s upcoming birthday (or other special occasion) ask your child to create a “Puzzle Love Note” gift. Either create a colorful love note using the entire sheet, or write a separate sweet note on each puzzle piece. Then, cut the puzzle pieces apart and package them in a heart box or little envelope for the recipient to enjoy piecing back together!
We’d love to see what your child creates! Share your photos with us on Facebook, or tag #MelissaAndDoug on Instagram!