Jigsaw puzzles are full of fun and relaxation, where students learn concentration and perseverance skills, but this interactive activity also provides a great online learning experience for them to learn character traits. Just like a regular jigsaw this digital game with a kindness theme nurtures a growth mindset and helps with cognitive development and tuning fine motor skills as students manipulate the pieces to fit using a mouse or their finger.
Using Google Slides, kids can use this portable game anywhere and will love putting together 4 x 35 piece puzzles with inspirational quotes that drive home positive messages that encourage kindness, compassion, and friendship.
Each slide has a designated workspace with pieces around the outside that students can easily move in place. You will never again have incomplete puzzles sitting on your shelf! If students accidentally delete a piece, they can simply download another copy of the jigsaw.
It's easy and efficient to save a copy of the file to your own Google Drive and assign the link to students via Google Classroom, email, or another online learning platform.
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- Student instruction
- 4 x 35 piece jigsaw puzzle designs
- Movable digital puzzle pieces in Google Slides
- Information about kindness and the benefits of jigsaw puzzles
If you would like a puzzle with less pieces, try our Preschool jigsaw which has just 20.
Jigsaw puzzles may be seen as a filler activity but there are in fact many impressive reasons why they should be used in the classroom regularly. Benefits include:
- exercises the left and right sides of the brain simultaneously
- improves short-term memory
- promotes visual-spatial reasoning
- improves concentration
- enhances problem solving skills and perseverance
- a meditative activity that relieves stress
- reduces the chance of developing memory loss and dementia
- increases self-esteem as children feel a sense of achievement
Digital puzzles are becoming more popular as students need to extend their learning to home. Some of the great reasons to go digital include:
- can be used in more places
- not as much space is needed to play or store
- less mess and clean up time
- can be assigned as a fun homework assignment
- enhances computer skills
- multiple students can simultaneously use the same puzzle
* You will need Acrobat 7.0 or later - please contact me if you require an earlier version.
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