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Bored with Your Puzzles?

Is your child bored with your puzzles?
bored with your puzzles
Sometimes your child does a puzzle so many times that they get bored and don’t want to do it again.

Sometimes the puzzle is too hard so your child tries it once and doesn’t want to revisit it. Sometimes the puzzle is the right difficulty level but seems to “babyish” for your son or daughter.
Do any of these sound familiar?
If so, try hiding the puzzle pieces!
Simply hiding the pieces around the room adds a new excitement to putting the puzzle together.

Sometimes we find them in a certain order and sometimes no order at all. B has even started hiding his own and finding them. Love that! =)

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16 Comments

  • Reply Deborah (Teach Preschool)

    Great idea for making puzzles a bit more interesting and fun!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Mama to 3 Blessings

    what a great idea! I agree they do get bored of the puzzles – this would definitely spice it up! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Angela

    That is such a great idea!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Sherri

    Wonderful idea!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Anne

    What a great idea! I also started making puzzles out of cereal and cracker boxes. My girls have a new found love of them.
    http://www.teachingtwo.com/2009/08/31/recycled-cereal-box-puzzles/

    February 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Annette W.

    Love this idea!

    February 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    This is a great idea for those puzzles!

    It reminds me of a really good post I read on The Moveable Alphabet about Fetching and Pairing: http://themoveablealphabet.blogspot.com/2010/01/fetching-and-pairing-in-primary.html

    February 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Great idea! One that is so good, you smack your forehead and wonder why you didn’t think of it!

    February 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply teachmama

    hey! sounds like we’re all hiding things this week :*)

    great idea!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:03 am
  • Reply artsy_momma

    Fun- my little guy will love this!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Julie

    I love it! You have such good ideas. Also, thanks for the info. on the moveable alphabet!! I found the boxes at the Dollar Tree and wanted to make sure I gave her credit!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Little Family Fun

    What a great idea! As a mommy of a puzzle-loving-boy, adding this fun element will just make his dreams come true!
    Linda

    February 19, 2010 at 1:18 am
  • Reply vanessa

    Such a great idea!

    February 19, 2010 at 2:10 am
  • Reply Preschool Mom

    That’s fun idea. Another one I’ve heard of is to put 2 or 3 puzzles side by side and then mix all the pieces together to make it more difficult.

    February 19, 2010 at 3:17 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Ooh, a puzzle piece scavenger hunt would definitely add a new dimension to this activity! Thanks!

    February 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Granola

    I like this idea! I’m always trying to find ways to extend the life of our puzzles. 🙂 Another something I’ve done is to fill a baking dish with dried beans and have them go fishing for the pieces. Also, I had my 4 year old set a puzzle once using a small suction cup to pick up the pieces (we have a zillion laying around from dart guns). Thank you!

    February 24, 2010 at 4:36 am
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