These simple symmetry puzzles are a fun addition to free play time at preschool. Pop them on a table or a tray and encourage to work on symmetry. Symmetry is important to teach because it helps students in developing their ability to order and classify objects. These skills are used in math, reading, and just everyday life. Children have an innate ability to find matches and novel activities like these puzzles are an appealing way to work in these skills.
Start by printing out the puzzles here.
Cut the squares out and cut in half.
Trim and pop into the containers.
Invite a friend to come and put these puzzles together!
If you want to turn this into an activity for older kids, try writing an uppercase letter on one half with a dry erase marker and the corresponding lowercase on the other. Voila, it’s a literacy idea now!
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