WHAT ARE COMMUNITY PUZZLES? A blank, universal puzzle that fits together in any order. All pieces come blank. Use markers, crayons, paint, etc to make these pieces part of your special day. Center pieces measure 3.8″ x 3.8″. Border pieces are 1.8″ x 3.8″. Pieces are universal and can fit together in any form. Combine multiple puzzles to create any size. Each puzzle has 24 center pieces and 24 border pieces. Completed size is 18.75″ x 26.5″.
USE THE COMMUNITY PUZZLE IN A VARIETY OF WAYS:
♦ Graduation, Baby Shower, Retirement, etc. – Give advice on things to look forward to, to remember, or be cautious of as they move into the next phase of their life.
♦ Guest Book — Give a piece to each person/ family and have them ‘sign in’ with names and where they are from on their piece.
♦ Save the Date — Send as your invitation to the wedding. If someone can’t attend the wedding they can send their piece back with their thoughts, advice, memories, or happy wishes and be part of your day.
♦ Advent Calendar – 24 center pieces of community puzzles provides a great lead up to the Holidays. Each day draw/write what your thankful for or something about the holiday season and share with friends & family this Holiday season.
♦ Fundraiser – Sell each piece for a suggested donation of $1-$5 each. You could use the slogan, “Solving the _________ puzzle, one piece at a time…”
♦ Teaching Tool – Have each student decorate a puzzle piece corresponding to one part of a lesson or unit, and then hang the puzzle as a creative unit review.
♦ Counseling Sessions – Client or family members color a different piece to record their progress and milestones. You then have a colorful memory puzzle of everything they have accomplished and learned.
♦ Team Building – What is your piece of the puzzle? In newly formed committees, members need to assign roles early on. Group members can explore, express and define their roles in a group and the strengths they bring to the group, by decorating their unique puzzle piece.
♦ Field Trips – Utilize bus time on the way back to school. After your trip to the museum give each student a puzzle piece and some crayons as they get back on the bus. Have them color what they learned on their puzzle piece. When you get back to school the students can put the puzzle together.