Here’s how to help your child get the most out of our That’s Silly! picture puzzle: Just help him find what’s out of place. Then use the activities below to boost the fun and learning. And don’t forget to let your child make a wish!
Extend the Fun
1. Ask your child
- What things do you see that would normally be at a party?
- Can you name three things that make this birthday party super silly?
- Can you name two places it’s OK to be silly? Where is being silly not OK?
2. Add some math
- Do you spot just one of any item?
- There are zero elephants at this party. Can you think of a few other things you might not see at a party?
- Can you find two of the same item? Three? Four? Five?
- Let’s count! How many people? Animals? Plates? Cups?
3. Wake up his senses
- What colors and shapes do you see?
- What noises would you hear at this party?
- What scents might you smell?
- What would be fun to touch?
- How do you think the cake would taste?
4. Encourage her thinking skills
- Focus on opposites: What do you see that is open? How about closed? What is high in the room? What is low?
- Whose birthday do you think it is? What clues helped you decide?
- Can you point to one of the presents? (Tip: Start with, “I know this is one of the presents because…”)
5. More activities to share
- Draw a picture of a party with all the fun things you would want to have. Add in some silly parts, too!
- Make a birthday calendar and write in all your family’s and friends’ big days.
- Read a book about a party or a time friends gathered.
- Walk through a party store together and talk about the colors you see, count together, and ask your child questions that help her think!