Puzzle box game for toddlers

While in the process of getting my preschool ready for our first day, my little tag-along decided to try out all of our puzzles…

Sitting on the table along with the puzzles was a wooden Kleenex box that we plan to used in our classroom.  I dropped a puzzle piece in the box first and the puzzle box game began…

My grandson stood at the table and dropped every single puzzle piece he could in the box.  I think he stood there for about 15 minutes just adding adding blocks. Then he would lift the box and start again…

If a piece didn’t fit quite right, he would continue to push it around until he either got it to drop in the box or it fell off the edge…

Most of the pieces fit easily into the opening of the box. I really enjoyed watching as my grandson worked those puzzle pieces into that box…

My grandson hasn’t quite figured out how to get the puzzle pieces back onto the puzzle boards but he’s got the puzzle in a box game down!

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By |2012-08-21T23:51:09+00:00August 21st, 2012|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Tiffany Harrison August 22, 2012 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Hi Deborah,
    I love your blog. There are so many creative and exciting ideas for early childhood. I work for a small woman owned company that provides materials for early childhood. Would you consider using our company instead of amazon? All the best and I really like your work.
    Tiffany Harrison

  2. crystal @ Growing A Jeweled Rose August 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Aw, your grandson is darn cute! He is already so inventive too 🙂

  3. how to start a home preschool August 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    My toddlers love to play with empty Kleenex boxes. They will fill them with blocks or cloths and then dump them out to begin again. Your puzzle box looks very inviting for little hands!

  4. Melissa August 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    very sweet.

    Come check out my new blog/classroom. love to have new visitors 🙂

    Pre-Schooler Daze

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