Postcard Puzzles

This is an easy-peasy activity that takes only 2 minutes to prepare. We did it the other day over breakfast and Cakie came back and played with it various times throughout the day.

I used a book of Monet post cards and chose 4 different pictures that were fairly symmetrical and easy to distinguish from one another.

I simply cut each one in half or diagonally into 2 pieces.

Then I shuffled them up and gave them to her to put back together.

She loved it and it some of them were trickier than others due to having to rotate the pieces to get them to fit.

Once completed she talked about things she could se in the pictures and enjoyed me making up little stories about what each picture might be about.

When she lost interest I put them in a zip-lock bag as an activity ready to go on another day.

This would also be lovely with photographs of familiar people and places!
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  1. says

    Great idea, I actually was weeding out some of the mountain of greeting cards we’ve managed to collect from the past few years. I think turning a few into puzzles would be a great way to use them. I’ll just have to make them a little tougher since my daughter is four☺ Thanks again for linking to Show & Tell on ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative!