Melissa and Doug: Fanciful Friends Puzzle in a Box
This portable puzzle set includes four wooden, 12-piece jigsaw puzzles with four different pretty characters: a princess, fairy, ballerina, and mermaid.
Each mini-puzzle is stored in a separate compartment of the sturdy wooden storage box - but just in case they get jumbled together, all the pieces are coded on the back for easy sorting! The set is great for travel too - the compact box keeps everything organised, and its lid works as a portable puzzle board.
Extension Activities: More Ways to Play and Learn:
- Look at the pictures of the puzzles on the outside of the box. Ask the child to identify each character (princess, fairy, mermaid, ballerina).
- Gather the pieces from one puzzle and ask the child to count each piece out loud. Then add more pieces from the other puzzles to count to higher numbers.
- Select three or four pieces from one puzzle, and ask the child to identify the character they belong to. Turn all the puzzle pieces face-down and mix them together. Ask the child to sort the pieces into four piles by looking at the shapes printed on the backs of the pieces.
- Ask the child to tell you a story based on one or more of the characters. Help provide story ideas with leading questions, such as, "What do you think she ate for breakfast?"
Dimensions: 8" x 6" x 2.5"