Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two-Piece Puzzles for infants 15 to 18 month olds

assalamu alaikum,

This activity is for infants 15 to 18 months old.

Puzzles have long been a favourite activity for children but puzzles aren't just fun, toddlers benefit from working with puzzles in many domains. Working with puzzles:
  • Helps develop & improve hand-eye coordination
  • Helps develop spacial skills
  • Helps develop children's ability to recognize shapes and sizes
  • Lays a foundation for later math skills that will be important in geometry (which falls under spacial relationships skills)

Making your own puzzle is simple and amazingly quick alhamdulillah. I've designed some very simple templates to get you started and I've provided some photos of different masaajids from around the world. The pictures are under Creative Commons and you can find these all over the web alhamdulillah.

For toddlers it is recommended to start out with a two-piece puzzle and as the child gains experience and skill, you can introduce three piece puzzles insha'Allah. I'll do my best to design some three and four piece templates and upload them to my site in the FREEBIE section insha'Allah.

The directions about how to make the puzzles are included in the file insha'Allah. If you are a teacher or a mum with more than one little one masha'Allah, I recommend you use Mod Podge for photographs to preserve the puzzle insha'Allah. Have fun and enjoy insha'Allah! Here is the link for the file insha'Allah: Islamic Toddler Puzzles


  1. This is great!
    Would you happen to have the names of the masaajid you put?

  2. Umm...I don't think I saved them but it's no problem to find them again insha'Allah. Do you want me to put them on the puzzle pictures insha'Allah?

  3. Assalaamu alaikum!

    I have just discovered your site and the material that you have is wonderful, Masha-Allah! I tired to access the link for the puzzle, and it didn't seem to it still available?

  4. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Welcome dear sis! I re-linked the puzzle file. I was having some trouble with my site earlier this year and it seems I forgot to re-link some of my files. Jazakillahu khayr for bringing this to my attention. You should be able to download the puzzle file now insha'Allah. Enjoy insha'Allah!

  5. Assalam alaikum,

    I have one question wont it be wrong to cut pictures of masjid. I feel kids may get an wrong idea to see pictures of masjids cut into two specially Haram Sharif.can use pictures of fruits or vegetables instead.

    Waiting for your reply

  6. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    May Allaah bless you. It would be beneficial and kind of you if you could share with us any statements from the known scholars with regard to this matter.

    Jazaakum Allah khayr.


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