Make a hide and seek baby jigsaw

Transform an ordinary jigsaw into a special puzzle just for your baby with this idea for a hide and seek personalised jigsaw puzzle featuring some of your baby’s favourite people.

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How to make a peek-a-boo jigsaw

Wooden jigsaw puzzles are great for babies:

  • They help your baby develop their pincer grip as they pull out the pieces using the peg handles
  • They develop fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination as your baby turns the pieces around and passes them from one hand to the other
  • They’re good for learning about size and shape and orientation
  • They give you and your baby lots to chat about as you look at the pictures

personalised baby jigsaw

To make a jigsaw even more fun try this idea for a personalised jigsaw for your baby:

1. Choose a jigsaw puzzle with large pieces and peg handles.

2. Print out some photographs of your baby’s favourite people.

3. Match up each piece of the puzzle with one of your photographs and use the puzzle piece as a template to cut your photographs to the right size.

4. Glue each photograph into one of the holes in the puzzle and you’re ready to play hide and seek.

More activities for babies and toddlers

Zero to Two: The Book of Play is full of fun activities for babies and toddlers. Download you copy here!

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    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Thank you for all your comments – glad you like the idea :) Mermaid – I hadn’t thought about making this as a gift, but that’s lovely idea.

  1. says

    This is a wonderful idea. I am making a peek-a-boo book for my soon-to-be-born grandson, whose daddy will be overseas (in the military) when he is born. I think he is going to need a peek-a-boo puzzle too!

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