Melissa & Doug puzzles as part of our routine. We started with the knob or chunky puzzles, then peg, sound, and educational puzzles, and now are on to traditional jigsaws from wooden to 'room' sized floor puzzles. In fact, puzzles have given us a new nighttime routine as of late. As I mentioned, puzzles help my body to wind down and relax, and of course, they engage and tire my mind. So, we have started to incorporate puzzles into our bedtime activities for our daughter. Using puzzles to create quiet and calm before bed has been wonderful experience for all of us.
Since I had puzzles on the brain, we also had fun making a puzzle lunch today too. Feed the body. Feed the mind!
If you don't have a puzzle shaped cutter, you can really use any type of cutter you have on hand to make a fun, simple puzzle inspired lunch or snack. Make your sandwich or desired food as usual and cut with your choice of cutter. Then, hand cut that shape into pieces that can be assembled before eating! In this example, a snowman, you could add mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, or other food items to further decorate your creation after it is pieced together. Have fun!