I felt like I’ve done every single kid activity known to man in the last few months.
I’ve totally run out of both energy and ideas, and haven’t felt much motivation to share anything we’ve really done either. I’m just completely exhausted at the end of the day, and don’t want to focus on anything kid-related.
However, I felt a little inspired today and thought I’d share a new kid activity we did!
My 5-year old and my Dad are pen pals and they send mail back and forth to eachother to keep in touch. (It’s really cute and a recommended activity if you can do it.)
Anyway, my Dad will send little silly drawings and things along, and today he made a homemade puzzle.
Here’s the Curious George Puzzle that my Dad made and sent the boys:
My son loved it! First, he tried to do the puzzle and the secondly, he instantly wanted to do a puzzle back!
So, hoorah! Something new we haven’t done!
It was actually really cute. I mean, you can do a puzzle so many different ways.
My husband came over when he was doing it and was like …. oh get some cardboard for the backing, and trace it and yayayayayaya.
But he’s five and I don’t really feel like getting all fancy.
There’s so many better ways to do what I did, and more pinterest-y stuff out there, but I like to keep it simple.
Here’s what I did. I took an old calendar, and took the cover picture (because it’s already harder) and had my son cut it up however he wanted!
He just really did squares and nothing too complicated but it was cute noneless!
You could use any picture you want, and if you don’t save your old calendars like me, you could use any pictures already on harder surfaces (like the pictures on a cereal box!)
You could even take pictures from magazines, or anything you find laying around the house.
You could even print something out from the computer and then glue it to cardboard!
I also found after that Crayola has a free puzzle template for drawing your own puzzle! Just print out the template and have them make a drawing and then cut out the puzzle! Super cute!
There’s so many different ways you could make a puzzle and you can easily adjust it to fit any age!
Hope you have fun with this one and hang in there!