Forcing the Bloom

Happy, Healthy Mommy Blog

Using Puzzles for Scissor, Sorting and Tracing Activities

2 Comments

Maybe you don’t need to consign those old puzzles just yet…

This Melissa & Doug puzzle is not a challenge for my toddler anymore.  It’s perfect for my 8 month old.  I found a way, however, to expand its use and let my toddler get more out of it.  Here are some ideas for this puzzle…

Cutting 

1.) We drew shapes on construction paper so that the shapes and colors matched the spots on the puzzle.  First we practiced cutting the shapes to match the puzzle pieces.

Sorting 

2.) Then we matched the cut out shapes with the puzzle holes.  (You can also count them as you go.)

Tracing 

 

3.) Last we used the big puzzle pieces to practice tracing shapes with crayons.  The big knobs were very helpful!

I wonder what else we can come up with for our other puzzles!

IMG_5861 IMG_5862 IMG_5863 IMG_5864

 

Advertisements

Author: Adrienne

Attorney and Professional labor and postpartum doula.

2 thoughts on “Using Puzzles for Scissor, Sorting and Tracing Activities

  1. Wow what a brilliant idea, very resourceful – must remember this one 😁

  2. Great idea to use them for tracing! X

Your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s