Sunday, August 5, 2012

Puzzle Organization

If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that young learners have a difficult time cleaning up puzzles or games with many pieces and putting them all in the same box!  The solution takes some time, but in the end you save hours of reordering misplaced puzzle pieces.  Just follow these steps to create a puzzle heaven.

1. Buy see through containers to store puzzles.  These containers are from Target for $11.99 for a pack of 6.
Sterilite Small Clip Box Set of 6

2. Label each puzzle and puzzle piece with a different number, symbol, or letter.  This allows students to know what pieces go to what box.

3. Cut the picture of the puzzle or game from the original box and tape it on the inside of the plastic container facing the outside front.

4. Label the box with the same letter, symbol or number as puzzle and tape it on the same side as the picture.

5. Enjoy the organization!