Turn Greeting Cards into Puzzles

Turn greeting cards into puzzles
turn greeting cards into puzzles

Do you still have Christmas cards around? If so, take one and give this activity a try (If not, Valentines Day will be here soon and you could use one of those). This Santa card was perfect to make a simple puzzle out of. I cut it into 4 pieces and modeled for Blake how to put it together. We took turns and completed it a few times.

turn greeting cards into puzzles

After awhile to make it more challenging I cut it into 8 pieces. Either it was too many pieces or B was already bored of the activity because he wasn’t as interested. Overall, I’m happy with how quick and easy this was to put together and how it captured B’s interest.

I got this idea from Chasing Cheerios.

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  • Reply w

    i love this idea! my girls love to work on puzzles… and this is perfect. thanks!

    also. it gives me an excuse to cut up some of the photo cards i received. ummm. nothing… i didn’t say anything.

    January 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts

    We loved this when we did it as well! It is great to reuse things that would just end up in the trash!

    January 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Mama to 3 Blessings

    Same there – call me the thrifty homeschooler! I did a similar puzzle activity for my boys & they enjoy it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    January 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply The Honorable Mention

    I just love homemade puzzles! You can do the same with old calendars. Thanks for the great ideas!

    January 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    What a great idea! We were just talking in play group about what to do with old card.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:27 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Oh wow, my Mum used to do this for us when we were younger and I had completely forgotten about it. What a great memory to have back.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog.

    January 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm
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