DIY: Cube Puzzles

Cube puzzles are a great way teach your toddler or preschooler about shapes, but it is also a great activity for fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.  They are easy to put together and children really enjoy them.

Materials needed are large index cards (5×7 inch) and cube shaped blocks of the same size.

Use the blocks to trace a design outlining an arrangement of cubes.  Mine are exactly one inch cubes, so I used a ruler to measure the outline of each design.  Laminate for added durability.

To play, invite your child to fill in the design using cubes.  Encourage your child to carefully arrange the blocks so that they are settled within the outline, not askew.

For added math practice, you can invite your child to count the number of cubes that fill in each outline, or fill it in with a pattern of colors.  There are lots of possibilities.

Have fun!

Similar ideas can be found at The Activity Mom’s post Squares in a Shape and Tons of Fun’s post Tot School.

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4 Responses to DIY: Cube Puzzles

  1. Becky says:

    I am visiting from 123 homeschool linky and I love this simple idea. Plus blocks are usually a toy most families have. Really love this, thanks for sharing.

  2. Lauren says:

    great idea! thanks for sharing. stopped by from TGIF

  3. katepickle says:

    I’m trying to find ways to bring more math and numbers play into our house and this is such an easy but cool idea! Thanks so much!

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