There are countless ways that the arts connect to spatial intelligence. When class time allows, I let the children use puzzles to improve their “Art Brain”. Jig Zone is an online puzzle maker and fun way to engage students and practice spatial reasoning. Jig Zone allows you to upload your own images or use some from their gallery. It also allows for differentiated instruction by determining difficulty level based on the number of pieces in each puzzle.
How you might integrate Jig Zone into your curriculum:
1. Use a digital white board and have the students work in teams to get the best time.
2. Have children try to reassemble a photograph of their own artwork.
3. Create a puzzle based on art concepts or artist study and use as a learning extension at school or home.
Click the image below and try this puzzle for yourself!
Here are some other puzzle links you may find useful . . .
Free Online Puzzle maker
Puzzle House (Online jigsaw puzzle of fine art)
Children’s Storybooks Online
Kid’s Art Jigsaw Puzzles