I found these puzzles online (I’ll add the link as soon as I find it again!). I thought they were so cute and decided to make them myself (as if we don’t already have enough number puzzles!). I only made numbers 1-5 because I wanted to be sure J enjoyed them first. They are just glue and foam and weren’t too difficult to make.
I have to be honest, the first time J saw these didn’t go so well. He mostly wanted to try and pull the little circles off of the pieces. When I made it clear this was not allowed, he wasn’t too interested in the game. He made it through number 1 and 2 and went off to play with something else. He was 23 months at the time and loved puzzles, just not these! I was a bit disappointed. So I put them away for awhile and tried again when he was 25 months and he flew through them so easily.
As a review of the activity itself, I’m not that impressed. He really matched the colors more than focused on counting and color matching is not something he needs practice on. All in all the puzzles are cute, but not worth the effort IMO. I don’t think I’ll be making more. If I had it all to do again, I would at least keep the colors the same for all the pieces to encourage him to actually practice with his numbers and counting.
Age attempted: 23 months (not interested in them); 25 months