We threw out our first pumpkin today.
Arizona weather is not kind to any living thing, including pumpkins. I was so excited for the holiday season that I bought a pumpkin the second I saw them out. And as a result, we’ve already had to throw out our first pumpkin. It reminded me of how fleeting this season is and to just enjoy it! Holidays are not an easy time for me, but I’m working on that problem. I just want to enjoy this time with my family. Does Thanksgiving SuDoKu help that? Actually, yes! The boys enjoy working on the puzzles together. Sometimes they’ll even let me help. Somehow though, it turns into a family affair.
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How to Set Up the Thanksgiving SuDoKu
I like to print mine on cardstock, if only because they will be reused at one point in time. Sometimes the boys work together, but they very often want to complete the puzzles on their own. The cardstock helps.
I don’t bother laminating them though. I think in a classroom setting, I would probably laminate. You could even use those little hook and loop tape dots to make the images stick easier.
How to Use the Thanksgiving SuDoKu
Can I be honest? Explaining how to do SuDoKu is just really hard. It’s almost easier to just do the puzzle and explain what the goal is at that point. Once they get it, they just get it. But sometimes getting to that point is rather painful.
The idea is to have one of each image in each row, column, and set of 4 squares.
It’s a great game for logic. At the beginning there are some logical conclusions that have to be made. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part!
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