Jigsaw puzzles are a simple low maintenance center that students love. Common Core stresses the importance of vocabulary. A visual connection to a new word aids a student’s understanding. Using vocabulary puzzles with images provides teachers with opportunities to facilitate and develop active learning environments.
This matching activity focuses on green veggies and fruits. The jigsaw puzzles are self-correcting, students automatically know when they have the correct answer. The puzzle pieces fit perfect in a pocket chart but they also can be used on a table or floor. These puzzles are great for St. Patrick’s Day, spring or anytime of the year to learn about veggies and fruits.
Here’s what is included:
*30 jigsaw puzzle pieces with images of veggies & fruits
*30 jigsaw puzzle pieces with the matching names
*Center Sign (you can resize)
*Facts about each fruit and vegetable for teaching
*30 vocabulary flashcards of the fruits and vegetables (vowels are in red) to use with the task card activity
*Vocabulary template for you to add words (personal use only)
*28 task cards (with answers) to give students practice exploring the phonics and structure of the “green” words
*Spelling fun activity/worksheet: filling in the vowels
I designed each puzzle set so there is only one correct match. Store them in a baggie with the center sign showing.
Have fun with “green” veggies and fruits,