Monday, November 22, 2010

Gingerbread Man Puzzles

Okay, so this is a pretty easy activity to set up for the kiddos.  I simply cut out a couple gingerbread shapes and added some details....buttons, eyes, mouth.  I covered them with contact paper so they would last longer.  Then I cut them into a couple pieces to make a puzzle.  I numbered the back of the pieces so we would know which piece goes with which puzzle.  Then, I just put them on the floor and let the kids find them.  They were happy to put them together as they both really love puzzles.  You could make this as difficult or as easy as your child needs.  As they grow, you could cut the gingerbread men into smaller pieces to make it more difficult.  Problem solving and spatial awareness happening here!


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3 comments:

LE said...

This is a great idea for an early childhood classroom! There is a winter/holiday idea contest on my early childhood website (www.theseedsnetwork.com/contest.php) - would love if you wanted to submit some of your ideas! (Winners will get gift cards to Discount School Supply). Hope you'll consider participating!

RedTedArt said...

Oh this so cute. Simple but effective and easy to make (I think we will make one tomorrow!!)

Would love for you to link up at Kids Get Crafty? It's every Wednesday over at Red Ted Art, current linky: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/01/kids-get-crafty-robots/

Hope to see you there!

Maggy

Michelle said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing this on our Magic Christmas for toddlers linky. We have shared it on Twitter and FB as suggestion for Day 3 of the Christmas countdown activity!

Fell free to add more of crafts, activities, books, etc. regarding Christmas and toddlers. We love your ideas! :)