Busy Hands: Fruit Sticky Puzzle

I love making puzzles for Little Dude because they are easy to create and there can be so many variations. We made this Simple Shapes Puzzle and the Contact Paper Tree that he really loved putting together. Our newest one was this one with fruits that was fun because of all the bright colours and our favourite medium - contact paper!

Here's what you need to make this Fruit Stick-on Puzzle:

- Contact paper (2 sheets)
- A variety of coloured paper
- Scissors

Just cut out the pieces of the puzzle out of the coloured paper. The elements that this puzzle included were:

1. Banana
2. Banana stem
3. Apple
4. Apple leaf
5. Grape (multiple)
6. Grape leaf
7. Watermelon
8. Watermelon rind
9. Strawberry
10. Strawberry leaf

The strawberry leaf isn't pictured above because I forgot to cut it until we had started, but you'll see it later!

Stick one of the contact paper sheets on a window or white board or even a door using cello tape.

Little Dude put together the different parts of the fruits, with a little help from me. I asked him to name each one and it's colour as went along.

I think he had fun with it, and here's the finished puzzle. I later put the other sheet of contact paper over it to preserve the artwork.

This puzzle is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to:

- Recognize fruits and colours
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Learn to solve basic puzzles

(Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children).

This post has been linked to:
Let Kids Be Kids // Tuesday Pintorials //
The Weekly Kids Co-Op // Love To Learn Linky

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Tasneem Rajkotwala said...

Aweseq idea! I am meaning to get the contact paper since the time I saw that contact paper tree on your blog but have been really lazy enough. I need to get going because this looks like super fun!

Mike said...

What a fun, inexpensive learning activity for Little Dude, Tarana! I wonder if I could tweak this for treats, tennis balls and cats for Phoenix? :) What I liked best is that this is hands on for him versus a computer, ya know? :)

Merlinda Little said...

Awww just look at that lovely colors! #letkidsbekids

Tarana said...

I'm sure your son will love it!

Tarana said...

Thanks, Mike! I do what I can to keep him away from screen time :)

Kate Williams said...

Great idea, I love contact paper :) Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

Karen Bell said...

Lovely bright creative idea for toddlers. Fun and learning too. Best of all you get to keep it!
Thanks for linking #letKidsBeKids

Susen Kuchta said...

Looks like a colorful and fun activity!!

Viviana @ Totschooling said...

Great idea - I'll have to do this with my little one. Thanks for sharing at the Love to Learn Linky!

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