My little one has always loved to put together puzzles.
Two big problems we have are storage & sorting.
The wooden cutout puzzles are easy to sort since
every piece has its own space, and we stored them
stacked inside of a canvas bag in case the pieces fall out.
Cardboard puzzles are a whole different animal. While
struggling one evening trying to put the correct pieces in the
correct box, (sometimes a toddler decides they want all the
puzzles piled in the floor together) I decided I needed a
way to identify which pieces went into the correct box!
We have a big "book" of puzzles where the back of
each puzzle piece is the same color as the corresponding
puzzle. I love that idea, but was afraid I would run out
of colors. I decided that I would use numbers instead!
You'll need -
Zip Close Bag
Decide what number you are going to use.
Put that number on the puzzle picture & bag.
(I like the write-on freezer bags)
Lay out your puzzle pieces & write your puzzle number on the back.
Cut the picture off of the box.
Put your picture & pieces in the bag.
(Your kiddo will probably like helping!)
Easy to sort & store!!! =)
The bags are easily stored in a drawer, basket, or plastic shoe box.
And it's SO much easier to sort the pieces if they get mixed together
by your little monkey who thinks that's a fun game to play!