Wouldn't "Puzzle Day" be a great way to end your week?
Invite children to bring puzzles from home on Friday. During the last 30 minutes of the day have a puzzle party where they can do puzzles with their friends.
Model writing a sentence on a sentence strip. Cut between the words and then put the pieces in a lunch sack. Shake! Who can put the words in the correct order and read the sentence?
- Let children make their own sentence puzzles and share with friends.
Cut out familiar shapes or seasonal objects from poster board. Write matching information on either side and then cut a puzzle design in between. Mix up the pieces. The children will be able to self check by putting the pieces together.
- You can use rhyming pictures, uppercase and lowercase letters, sets and numerals, compounds, antonyms, math facts and answers...you name it!
You will need a puzzle with a cardboard frame for this activity. Dump out the pieces. Write a math fact on the frame and the answer on the puzzle piece that goes there. As children answer the math problems they will complete the puzzle.