With Christmas fast approaching, those who work with kids often need to look for some kind of puzzle or colouring page that will keep children occupied for a few moments. If the activity can also help kids practise learning something, or visually discriminating, then great! Today I want to offer two PDFs I’ve made to those who work with kids: parents, teachers and librarians. There are little Christmas-themed items hidden in the two PDFs that kids need to count and record. Click on HowMany and/or HowMany2 to download to your computer.
The puzzles might be useful to print out for a long car trip, or a “busy” activity when a teacher must deal with something urgent and sudden. It might also make a useful model for children to go on and create their own visual puzzles – I used the clipart at PicMonkey to make mine.
If you’re interested in (slightly) educational Christmas-related activities for kids, check out A Sleigh Load of Fun Christmas Ideas for Kids at The Book Chook.