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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! =)


Wednesday 24th of February 2010

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!


Friday 19th of February 2010

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

Preschool Mom

Friday 19th of February 2010

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.


Friday 19th of February 2010

Such a great idea!

Little Family Fun

Friday 19th of February 2010

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