Puzzles are a staple in most home daycare spaces. They can be a challenge to store, as their pieces call fall out so easy. I've gathered some creative ways for you to organize the puzzles in your home Childcare Program below:
Many providers in the Daycare Spaces and Ideas Community have found paper trays to be an easy way to organize their wooden puzzles.
Photo Credit: Community Member Nora M. of creative kids preschool
Nora places a photo of the puzzle on each tray to make clean up time easier.
Photo Credit: Community Member Meaghan P.
Since paper trays can be stacked, you can customize the height you need so that
they fit inside your existing shelving units.
Photo Credit: Community Member Sheena W. of Building Blocks Family Childcare
Sheena stores her jigsaw puzzles in these zipped pencil pouches.
Check out how Jen of My Delicious Ambiguity stores her puzzles in this mesh bags.
Photo Credit: Community member Sheena W. of Building Blocks Family Childcare
Using poly envelopes is a great way to store wooden puzzles. Simply slide them in, and the pieces stay together, making them easier to stack.
How about a Dish rack puzzle storage option from Mummy Deals
Community Member Jen H. of Stepping Stones Pre-K Academy created this wire paneled paper storage cube. This is also a great option for storing wooden puzzles.
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Roll and Color apple graphing activity
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