The cuties and I had the opportunity to check out the new book 100 Fun and Easy Learning Games for Kids and we’re so excited to share our review of one of the activities!

I don’t know about you, but my kiddos love seeing and taking pictures (especially selfies!).  This activity, Family Photo Word Puzzles, lets them use their very own photos to practice word recognition.  Simply cut apart their favorite photos, add the proper spelling, and toss them into a bag.  As they take turns pulling out and assembling their photos, they don’t even realize they are learning!

Family Word Puzzle

We discovered this game just in time for summer break.  Since it travels well, we can play Family Photo Word Puzzles in the backyard, at the pool, or in our playroom tent.  This game is also simple enough for kids to facilitate by themselves (even though you won’t want to miss it), leaving time to toss in a load of laundry or reheat the cup of coffee that you’ve attempted to drink at least ten times.  It is cute hearing them giggle when they’ve mixed the pieces up and created silly versions of themselves.  As a nanny, I also really appreciate that this game is suitable for varying skill levels, allowing my 6 and 3-year-old to play together. We highly recommend trying this! 


*Disclaimer: This activity/photo has been reprinted with permission from the publisher from 100 FUN & EASY LEARNING GAMES FOR KIDS.