Tongue Depressor Puzzles

  • Cadillac image with popsicle stick tracings
  • Popsicle sticks traced on back of image
  • Cut out Cadillac image
  • Gluing back of image to go on popsicle sticks
  • Popsicle sticks and a knife
  • Popsicle stick image puzzle in a sealed bag
  • Shuffled popsicle stick image
  • Popsicle sticks and glue stick
  • Magazine images of women
  • Cutting image glued to popsicle sticks
  • Blonde woman image and popsicle sticks

These are easy to make and full of fun therapy benefits that include; visual-perception, visual motor, memory, executive functioning, and thought organization skills. This is good for clients of all ages and can be specific to their interests.
NOTE: Visually attending to details is very important for successful living. This skill can help to keep us safe, respond better, see and correct errors, and so much more.

SUPPLIES: Tongue depressor sticks (enough to cover your picture area), scissors, glue, magazine picture or photograph
OPTIONS: You may use photographs of clients themselves, a picture of rooms in their home, alphabet strips, or magazine pictures that are of interest to the client.
Another option that you see in the pictures is where I made several face stick puzzles and mixed them together to make it more difficult. Now clients had to determine what skin and hair tones that were on each of the faces because they had been mixed together. You may also use drawings clients have done or make it theme related.
DIRECTIONS: 1. Select picture and determine how many sticks you will need.
2. Lay sticks over picture to determine what part of the picture to cut out.
3. Glue the sticks on the back of the picture then turn it over and cut between all the sticks. Make sure that you leave some space to cut between each of the sticks to allow the scissor blade to move thru as you cut.
4. Glue the sticks on to the back of the picture (allowing some space to cut between the sticks, and then cut between the sticks to make your puzzle.
It is fun to share your own creations with your Brilliant Therapy team, so go give it a try and earn credits!

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