Magnet Dad Puzzles
Creating a magnetic puzzle of dads for preschoolers on Father's Day is a fun and interactive activity that allows them to engage with the concept of dads while fostering fine motor skills. Magnet dad puzzles are easy to make and the perfect activity to celebrate Father's Day with your preschooler!
Celebrating Father's Day in preschool not only honors fathers but also provides numerous benefits for children's emotional, social, and creative development. It encourages them to appreciate and celebrate the love and support they receive from their dads, grandpas, uncles, step-fathers, and the men in their lives that care for them! Today, we're sharing a simple and engaging activity that you can use for a Father's Day theme or as a way to promote matching skills.
*If you cannot find the magnetic paper you can also buy magnets and glue onto the magnetic pieces.
You'll start by printing out your chosen photos. If you're using magnetic paper then you'll begin by printing on that.
Next you'll want to cut the pictures into three sections; head, body, and legs. Your preschooler can help with this part! When it comes to scissor use the more practice the better.
After the pictures are cut then spread them across the space you're using and encourage your preschoolers to match up the three pictures. Since the picture are magnetic it would great to use on a magnetic easel, fridge, cookie sheet or magnetic board. If you weren't able to use the magnetic paper then turn this into a cut/paste activity!
Mix and match puzzles help develop and enhance cognitive skills in preschoolers. By matching different pieces together, preschoolers work on their visual perception, spatial awareness, and problem-solving abilities. They work to recognize patterns, shapes, colors, and sizes within the pictures to correctly match them! All which contribute to overall cognitive development.
After you've practiced with a few rounds of this puzzle then you can try turning this into a cut/paste activity or customize with your own pictures.
Working on mix and match puzzles requires preschoolers to concentrate on the task at hand, increasing their attention span and focus. A great activity to add to your rotation of activities for Father's Day or during a family unit at the beginning of your school year.
Celebrating Father's Day with your preschooler fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion. It allows an opportunity for children to share their family experiences, understand diverse family structures, and appreciate the uniqueness of their own families. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Find more Father's Day Activities below.
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