Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Made It #4

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolic's Monthly Monday Made It!  I do not have a lot of projects to share this time around like my summer Monday Made Its!

Last night I made Puzzle Boards for my students to use when putting together puzzles.  We don't have a free choice time or game time during class, but when we have indoor recess the students are allowed to play board games.  I also have puzzles in the classroom, but haven't let the students use them yet because we haven't talked about the "rules", and I knew I wanted to make these boards.

I got the idea from a colleague I used to work with at my previous district.  I bought foam poster board from Wal-Mart, it was actually one of the tri-fold science boards because that's all they had.  I used white duct tape my hubby had and some shelf liner I had yet to use.  Getting the tri-fold board allowed me to make several puzzle boards, small and large, so I'm glad I got it.

Shelf Liner

I cut the liner to fit the board

I taped the edges with duct tape

I also used duct tape on the back

Viola! It keeps the puzzle pieces from sliding around
and gives the students an area to keep all the pieces!

Be sure to check out all of the other great projects for Monday Made It!!



  1. Hi Cyndi,
    I found your blog for the first time, and just wanted to say how cute it is! ;) Great idea too! I love your lettering. Where'd you get it from?
    Happy blogging!
    The Learning Metamorphosis

    1. Thanks Jessica! I'm glad you found my blog! Megan from "A Bird in Hand" designed my blog for me, I actually won the blog makeover from one of her giveaways! Her button is on my side bar, you should check it out!


  2. Wow! What a great idea! And I'm sure it doesn't cost much money to make. I am your newest follower! If you get a chance, check out my blog. I'm a bit new to the blogging world.

    Kelly Nelson
    Owl Inspire You

    1. It is super cheap Kelly! I'm not sure how much it would be because I already had most of the materials, but I know it wasn't much. Thanks for stopping by, and I will definitely be visiting your blog as well!


  3. What a super idea!!! Thanks for sharing and for linking up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics