All About Me Puzzle

This activity will help toddlers explore how they picture themselves. Using their fine motor and cognition skills, children will color in the printable template to create an illustration of themself that will then be used as a fun puzzle!

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Activity PDF

Can you find the right piece?

This easy activity will have your child wanting to create more than just themselves! All you need to do is print about the included printable and have them draw a picture of themselves. When they are done, just cut up the drawing into several pieces and get them to put it back together. 

✨ Pro tip: Tell your child in advance that you are going to cut their picture to make a puzzle. You don’t need any tears over you cutting their artwork up!

📚 Books to explore: Marvelous Me by Lisa Bullard; Incredible Me! by Kathy Appelt; and What I Like About Me! by Allia Zobel-Nolan. 

🔢 Count your findings Have your child count the number of pieces you have in total.

Materials

For this activity you will need:

Printable person outline

Crayons or pencil crayons 

Scissors

Learning Outcomes

Domain

Physical

Skills

Fine motor

Indicators:

Using palmar grasp to hold crayons and brushes and make scribbles

Instructions

Step 1:

Print out the included printable.

Step 2:

Have your child color in the picture to look like them. If they’re not sure how, suggest drawing the clothes they are wearing.

Step 3:

Cut up the paper into sections.

Step 4:

Have your child put it back together just like a puzzle.

⬆️ For older preschoolers: For your older children have them do a group of people and mix the pieces up. They also can take on the job of cutting the paper. 

⬇️ For younger toddlers: Cut the paper into 2-4 sections to start with; this will make it a little easier but also stay challenging.

Playful Questions

What do you like to wear? 

Can you draw your shirt/pants/hair/ears etc.?

What is your favorite color? 

What is your hair color?

What colour should you make your eyes?