Great Homeschooling Links: January 21, 2011

Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com

National Puzzle Day is January 29, so I thought I would post some links for you fellow puzzle lovers to add to your lessons that will hopefully ease the winter doldrums.  Any time is a good time to do a puzzle, but winter has always been the traditional time for my family.  Many Saturday nights would find us sitting down together with a jigsaw puzzle and me begging to stay up a little longer.  I even remember hiding a piece or two just so I could be the one to finish it!

Hopefully you and your family will find a puzzle you can enjoy together too.  And the great thing about puzzles is that there are many types of them, so if you don’t prefer one kind, try another.  Here are just a few you can try online:

Funtime Games –  SchoolExpress.com
Sudoku, Jigsaw, and Slider puzzles are just a few types of puzzles available at SchoolExpress.com.

Puzzles –  BrainBashers
Please your brain with some of these word-type puzzles and mazes.

Picture Puzzlers –  Just Riddles and More
Discover pictures within pictures on this site.

Jigsaw Puzzle Generator –  National Geographic
There are over 600 beautiful puzzles to choose from on National Geographic’s website. Lots to discover here!

Unusual Jigsaw-Like puzzle –  Smart-Kit Puzzle Playground
This IS an unusual puzzle.  The shapes are not typical and the arrow key has to be used to turn the pieces so they will fit together.  Your puzzle expert will LOVE this one!  Make sure that you look around this site, as it is a puzzle playground.

Jigsaw Puzzle Paradise –  JigZone.com
If you haven’t found an appealing puzzle yet, you are sure to find one here and you can even subscribe to the Puzzle of the Day.

Photograph Puzzle Maker –  flash-gear.com
Upload your own picture and make a puzzle out of it here.

Tangrams –   Tangrams.ca
Tangrams are another type of puzzle using 7 geometric shapes.  Find out the history, make your own, or solve tangram puzzles at Tangrams.ca.

Tangrams –   PBSKids.org
Here are more Tangrams to solve online at PBS Kids. (To find even more Tangram patterns, do a Google Image search and you will find many.)

Parrot [solving a puzzle] –  You Tube
Watch this parrot put humans to shame!

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