How would you describe a jigsaw puzzle? Is it something fun or boring? Well, it depends on who you ask. Some parents say they enjoy playing with their kids, while others claim they hate them. The truth is, puzzles are great fun for children and adults alike. They can be educational too, teaching kids about shapes, colours, numbers, and patterns, helping kids develop skills concentration, problem-solving skills, and patience. And they also provide an opportunity to bond with your child.
Spending time with your kids is one of the most memorable experiences a parent can ever have. At that moment, you are your child’s hero, they’re amazed at everything you do and for them, no one does it better than you.
Your child probably has many toys lying around in his room. They can have toy trains, kitchen play sets, teapots, cars, and different sorts of board games. There are limited activities you can do with these toys though. You can play with the train and pretend that it is rolling through the city; you can act as if you are cooking with the kitchen toys, have tea parties with your children, pretend you have a cool car, and teach your child to play the different board games.
You can be creative with the above-mentioned toys to make your bonding time with your child more fun.
There are many ways to play with puzzles. You can create your own puzzles using cardboard boxes, paper, and tape. Or you can purchase pre-made puzzles at stores such as Target, Walmart, and Amazon. If you don’t have time to assemble your own puzzles, you can always download free apps on your phone.
In this article we will provide you with tips on Jigsaw Puzzle activities you can do with kids:
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1. Create Homemade Puzzles with Your Child:
This can be one of the projects you do together. Look for images available at home and use them to create your own puzzle. If you have an extra copy of a photo, you can paste it onto cardboard, cut it into pieces, and put it together. Be creative with the edges so that you can have a more attractive design.
2. Use Puzzle Pieces in Your Artwork.
If you have old pieces of the floor puzzles, you can reuse them and have another project with your child. You can use the different pieces as part of your artwork. Try painting it with different colours and using it as an accent in a crafted frame. You can also put the repainted pieces together and see how all the colours blend. You will be surprised by the many abstract images you can create.
3. Decorate Your Room with The Picture Puzzle Animals You Completed.
Completed images have different stories. It can be the first puzzle you solved together as a team, or there is a funny story behind the completion of the image. To make it more memorable, you and your child can put it in a frame and decorate his room with it. You can add a caption at the bottom portion of the frame that reveals a short story about it.
4. Solve the Puzzle Together.
You can do this traditional activity with your child. If the child is old enough to solve the puzzle independently, you can challenge them to see who solves it the fastest.
There are many things you can do many things you and a child can do with a jigsaw puzzle. We hope this article has given you some idea of things you can do.