Crocodile Printable Puzzle | Homemade Toy
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> Letter C
C is for Crocodile


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For children 18 months to 6 years old
Print your choice of  crocodile puzzle:  Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4

* These can be laminated for durability.

* Recycle magnet sheet (from promotional items, like calling cards) and glue to the back of the  puzzle pieces to use metal surface (refrigerator door and such).

* The animal puzzles are designed to  grow with your child.

We recommend that you include one or a combination of the following activities prior to using the puzzle:

* Read a book or online story that has the animal in the story or is the main character.

Discuss some simple facts about the animal.

Mimic the movements or sounds that the animal might make.

Suggest to the children to give a special name that starts with the first letter in the animals  word.  This will make the animal puzzle more special to the child and reinforce the alphabet letter.

Ask what colors are in the animals body.

*Complementary Activities:

1. Alphabet Letter C:
C is for Crocodile Activities and Printable Materials

2. Music / Finger play:
Five Little Crocodile Song and Finger play

After one of the above activities: 
Present the puzzle to the child and allow child to put together and show briefly the small image on the upper left corner of the template so the child has a glimpse of the finished puzzle.

* Write letter C in upper and lower case in different places of the pieces (or letter in your language of choice).  Have the children search for the hidden letters in the puzzle pieces.

Encourage child to store puzzle away after s/he is done (see recommendations for storage below)

Tips on how to store the puzzles:

*  Glue or tape the small image (in the left-upper corner of the template) to an envelope.  You can use those large left-over greeting card envelopes (from Christmas for example) usually these are bigger or create custom made envelopes by folding a piece of paper in half, close sides with tape.

  Note:  We do not recommend plastic zip lock bags since these are a suffocation hazard to children.

Storage Box Project:  
* Use a large shoe box and cover and decorate if you desire with  wrapping paper and/or animal stickers.  Place the puzzle in recycled envelopes in the shoe box without a lid so children can reach and store easily.  Another method is to recycle manila folders and make folder games and attach the envelop to the folder.

* Encourage children to put the puzzles back in an envelope once they are done using them, and put back into a special animal puzzle box or plastic box.  Enjoy the puzzles!

Crocodile Printable Puzzles:

Stage 1

18 months to
to 24 months approx

Stage 2
2+ to 3 years approx

Stage 3
3+ to 4 years approx

Stage 4 
4+ to 6 years approx

* Printing the templates on heavy duty card stock works best

Cut and save the small image in the left upper corner of the template, refer to the instructions for using this image.

* To make the puzzles more durable cover with clear contact paper.




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