Puzzling Plates

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These easy one-piece puzzles are great for toddlers who are just beginning to fit pieces together.

Start by covering the center of paper plates with any easy-to-identify picture. If you have large photo prints of friends and family, those would work great. In a pinch, I cut pictures out of magazines that depicted familiar items (a house, a cat, vegetables) and glued them on.

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Cut one “wedge” from each puzzle pie and scramble them. Now see if your toddler can tell which wedge goes where!

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The hardest part for Veronika, more so than matching a piece to its correct puzzle, was making sure the wedge was oriented in the right direction when she slotted it back into the pie.

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But once she got the hang of it, she aced the game.

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You can make this activity harder as your child gets older simply by cutting multiple wedges from each puzzle pie!

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