I recently wrote a post about using scrambled pictures with Spanish language learners and included a few examples. Since then, I’ve had requests to post other puzzles, and also a request for the easiest way to add content (the language piece).
Check out these examples and free downloads of scrambled picture puzzles and the description below will make a lot more sense.
After you’ve seen the other puzzles, here are two more with pictures of a house and of sunflowers. The puzzles and boards do not have language – you can write in your own. Just follow the steps below.
I am including the solutions, because without the questions to tell you where to put the pieces, the puzzles can be hard (or at least take more time than I want to spend making an activity). It is much easier to make the activity if you have the solution in front of you.
To make these into puzzles with content, follow these steps:
1. Make eight matching or fill-in-the blank questions and answers.
2. Print the scrambled puzzle, the board and the solution.
3. On the scrambled puzzle, write in your eight “answers”. It makes no difference where you put these.
4. Then, look at the solution to know how to make the puzzle board where kid will assemble the picture. On the blank board, in the square where each piece will go according to the solution, write the matching question. This text doesn’t interfere with the picture, so you can put sentences or math problems on the printable puzzle board.
These puzzles are great for math problems (simple word problems), opposites, matching words to pictures (the pictures have to go on the board), and matching words to definitions. My students like them and really do use the Spanish to solve them because the puzzles are not that easy.