We are big fans of puzzles. I used to put them together with my grandma and it brings back fun memories when the kids and I are working on a big puzzle together. Shiloh, my preschooler, isn’t ready for big, complex puzzles yet, but she can do some simple picture matching which is more developmentally appropriate for her. These farm puzzles for preschoolers are so easy to make and we had a lot of fun with them in our sensory bin.
Materials needed for the farm puzzles for preschoolers:
Foam sheets (the ones we used were about 4″x7″)
Farm stickers (I got a great deal on ours on Amazon)
For fun, we color-coordinated the sheets and the pictures, but you could use any color as your background.
Because I used matching colors I could point out the colors more clearly for Shiloh. (Can I give a shout out to my little lady?!?!? Her speech skills have been growing tremendously the last couple months!! Tonight she asked for a “high five!”)
On each sheet, I put two matching pictures side-by-side.
Then, I cut the sheet into two pieces creating a puzzle. I cut each sheet slightly different to make sure the wrong pieces wouldn’t fit together.
I put ours in a sensory bin, but you could definitely use them without the bin.
I like putting puzzles in sensory bins because it adds another element of fun to the activity. Plus, it helps me to be able to display all the pieces in a way that Shiloh can easily see.
We used plain rice for this bin so that it wouldn’t be visually distracting while she worked to find the matches. We’ve also done this farm sensory bin in the past which would be another fun way to display the puzzle pieces.
So simple, but still lots of fun! I’ll be sharing some other ways that we used these stickers later this week, so when you order them, be sure to get the big bag!
- Beginning Sounds Matching Puzzles with Stickers
- Learning Your Name Playdough Puzzle
- Can You Follow The Puzzle?
- Turn Your Child’s Artwork Into A Puzzle
- Rainbow Art Puzzle for Kids
- Trace, Match, Write | Fine Motor, Math, and Literacy Activities with Puzzles
- Rainbow Name Puzzle