Need a fun activity for preschoolers? You’ve come to the right place.
Inside: You’ll find out how to use your post-it’s to teach your child shapes!
Let’s dive in…
Full disclosure: Post-it note puzzles will be your new favorite way to play!
This early learning activity for kids is:
- Easy to set up.
- Open-ended and FUN.
- And, strengthens kid’s fine motor muscles and concentration.
Not only that, but it is wonderful for our kinesthetic learners. The ones who need to move, touch, and include a multitude of senses to learn. It’s perfect for preschoolers who love to MOVE!
What You’ll Need for this Quick Preschool Math Activity
- Post-its (or pieces of paper with tape rolled and stuck to the backs)
How to Make Post-it Note Puzzles
I used a 4-grid model because it was easier to draw, but you could do 6 or even 8 square grid if you have a design that will work.
- Put four post-it notes together in a square (I’m also showing how to do a 2-grid for toddlers).
- Draw your shape (or you could do letters).
Put a few of the pieces together on the wall with one or two out of place so that your child “sees” that it’s a puzzle.
Once they’ve played with this a bit, scramble the post-its all over the wall and let your child unscramble by putting the puzzles together.
Sometimes children master these activities quickly.
If that’s the case, try these ways to make it more challenging for your child (after giving them ample time to try the basic puzzles!).
Make this Puzzle More Challenging:
- Use all of the same color post-its notes. For example, use all red post-its instead of red, blue, yellow, and pink.
- Let your child draw their own design for the puzzles.
- Use 6, 8, or 10+ grids for larger puzzles and designs.
Remember, playful activities at home don’t have to be complicated.
Keep it simple and have FUN! 🙂
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