Find That Fruit!
Children can match the shapes and colors using Velcro to attach them. Language development should be encouraged by asking the children what shape the piece is, what color it is, what kind of fruit are they matching, etc.
- Two-year-olds—Sit one-on-one with your child and promote language development by talking about different types of fruits, their shapes and colors. Help your child match the various fruits.
- Three-year-olds—Put the fruit salad puzzle in between you and your child and encourage them to share and take turns matching the fruits with you. The puzzle could be done also in a group setting using your entire family and each member takes a turn.
- Four-/Five-year-olds—Give the fruit print out to your child and allow them to color and cut out the shapes themselves. Laminate the board and have them attach the sticky Velcro dots to the back of the pieces. Finally, have them match the pieces of the puzzle together.
Skills Supported: language and literacy, color and shape recognition, fine motor skills.