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Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Fun {put together a puzzle}

Summer Fun Puzzle

This Summer I'm starting a series of Summer fun activities that you can do with your kids to keep them busy and prevent you from hearing "I'm bored!" over and over. Do you have any ideas? Let me know in the comments to be featured!

One thing McKinley loves to do is PUZZLES. Every time I'm at the Dollar Tree or at the Target One Spot I check for a new puzzle. For only $1 a piece I buy them often. These puzzles usually have between 24 and 36 pieces and are pretty easy for her.

Summer Fun {put together a puzzle}

Many people have suggested I frame her puzzles when she finishes one. Two things that keep me from framing them; I would have more framed puzzles than one person should ever have AND she likes to put her puzzles together over and over again.

Summer Fun {put together a puzzle}

Like any other kid though, she gets bored of doing the same puzzles over and over again. I knew I would need to give her a couple of puzzles she had never seen before if I wanted this Summer Fun activity to be, well, FUN.

Summer Fun {put together a puzzle}

Have you looked at puzzles at WalMart or Target lately. There's a LOT to choose from. Some of them have 1000 pieces! While I know she's a master of 24-36 piece puzzles, I didn't want to overwhelm her right off the bat. So, I got her a 300 piece Cinderella puzzle from the Thomas Kinkade Disney Collection

It'll take us a few days to put it together. After all, she's 5 and her attention span will not keep for hours on one thing. {Unless it's Elsa and Anna PlayDoh videos. Don't ask.} But, that's okay. When she comes to me saying "I'm bored", I can pull the puzzle down and we can work on it some more. {I bought a piece of foam board large enough to hold the puzzle and the extra pieces while we put it together. No, I won't be framing it.}

Summer Fun {put together a puzzle}

When we finish with this one, I plan to buy the others in the collection. There's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Bambi, and Snow White.

What are your favorite puzzles to put together?

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