By Crafts for Learning Contributor, Danielle from the blog Crayonbox Learning.
This activity is a quick and inexpensive item that you can make ahead of time for classroom parties, gift bags, stocking stuffers or for a cute teacher gift. All of the materials needed can be found at CreateforLess.com!
The Candy Cane Puzzle template has been left blank to provide you with options. In my example, I used opposite words. You can use the Candy Cane Puzzles to match upper and lower case alphabet letters, numbers and number words, homonyms, synonyms, word families, and much more!
- Print out the desired number of candy cane puzzle templates. (The template can be resized to fit smaller on a page using your printer settings.)
- Using a non-bleed, permanent ink pen (Sharpie), write the text on the Candy Cane Puzzles. A red pen can be used to color in the candy canes.
- Cut out the Candy Cane Puzzles. Hint: Cutting out the Candy Cane Puzzles prior to lamination helps create a better seal around the edges. It helps the lamination film from lifting after the pieces have been cut.
- Laminate the Puzzles.
- Store in a cute cello bag, with a bag topper for gift giving (optional) or a ziplock bag for classroom use.