Whale Puzzle

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Have a whale of a time with your kids with “Whale Puzzle!” This activity trains your child to read patterns and practice their ABCs at the same time.

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Pattern recognition
  • Letter recognition

AGE: 1.5 – 3 Years Old

TIME: 15 Mins

CATEGORY: Literacy, Logic, Patterns

MATERIALS:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Markers
  • Paper

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Align the popsicle sticks and label the individual sticks with letters (e.g. A to K).
2
Draw a whale (or any picture your child is interested in) on the row of popsicle sticks.
3
Draw the same whale on a piece of paper.
4
Jumble up the popsicle sticks.
5
Ask your child to arrange them back by following the image on the piece of paper and by arranging the popsicle sticks according to the alphabet.

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TIPS
  • Add a little treasure hunt by hiding the popsicle sticks and getting your child to find them before solving the puzzle
  • Practice numeracy by labelling the popsicles with numbers instead of letters.

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