|Use 10 four-sided rectangle pieces to create four puzzles.|
In the box: 10 rectangle pieces
Tumble Jumble puzzles are similar to jigsaw puzzles in that you follow a picture on a box, matching patterns and images to complete a scene. They are different in that the puzzle pieces are 4-sided rectangles instead of flat pieces with tabs and blanks. The pieces are very lightweight plastic and have a sticker that wraps around each piece so that there is a different image on each side. Considering this, an OT might rightly stop and exclaim "Think of the opportunities for in-hand manipulation!" LOL Five of the rectangle pieces measure approximately 2 15/16" x 1" x 1", and five measure 1 15/16" x 1" x 1". There are four complete puzzle pictures that are printed on the back of the box. About 1/6 of two of the puzzles are not shown because the puzzle pictures overlap each other, so an additional wee opportunity for visual closure.
|The back of the box showing the four puzzles you can make.|
- Start with the puzzle with the turtle. It is quite large and there is only one whole turtle in all four pictures, so those pieces should be easier to separate out for a more likely chance for success on the first try.
- Turn the pieces in-hand as you search for the correct side.
- Place the pieces all right-side-up and in the correct orientation for an easier assemble.
- Assemble a puzzle beforehand and place it in the box so that you can take the pieces out and place them all right-side-up.
- Assemble the puzzle and leave out one piece. Give it to the player in the incorrect orientation and let him finish the puzzle. Then repeat, leaving out two pieces. Then three, then four, etc. until the person is assembling it alone.