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Not So Lazy Days: Puzzles for kids to create, assemble eat up time on a rainy day
Arts & Crafts
It was a rainy day, and while searching for possible hurricane activities in the craft store, I found create your own puzzle packs on sale for only 49 cents.
The ironic thing was that the little one said to me when entering the store that all he wanted to do was put together a puzzle. He was a little concerned when he saw the puzzle was blank in the packaging, but I reassured him it would be okay.
The boys gathered their markers and crayons and I explained to them that all they to do was draw a picture. I added they should try to color as much of the unbroken puzzle as possible.
The little one started with a black crayon and drew what he called a squirrel. The oldest used a blue marker to draw a few people.
The boys continued with other colors in their chosen writing utensil until their masterpieces were complete. Before I could even ask them to explain their work, they were breaking the pieces apart, turning their new art into a game.
Once their puzzles were back together (the little one had a harder time than he thought he would), I finally got descriptions-- the oldest drew the three of us fighting a dragon, while the little one drew a squirrel flying through the air past the sun.
About the Not So Lazy Days series
I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!