Friday, March 9, 2012

Cereal Box Puzzle

Here's a great and simple to do activity for a rainy day.  This puzzle can be adapted for kids as young as 4 and up. 

Start by cutting the front of the cereal box off.  Flip it over and use a ruler to draw lines horizontally and vertically.  Don't worry if the lines are not exact.  

Next, take a coin and just trace half of it to make the interlocking edges to the puzzle pieces.

As you create the interlocking edges on the puzzle pieces, make sure to erase you lines that are not needed as you go.  Cut you pieces out using scissors or an xacto knife.

Here you go.  Easy as pie.  These are great for the classroom too when teachers don't have much of a budget to work with.  All kids love cereal and the characters on the box.  For Kindergarten ages, I would just make the puzzle smaller.  This way they won't get as frustrated.  

Have fun!

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