Around the Bird Feeder 35 Piece Sequenced Jigsaw Puzzle
If you enjoy having a birdfeeder outside your window you would be thrilled to have this cast of characters show up! A blue jay, chickadee, Canada goose and even a couple of woodpeckers are amongst the colourful birds enjoying the feeder.
Using our unique sequencing guidance, even people with dementia or Alzheimer's who find puzzles too challenging can often complete these puzzles successfully. Use the laminated discussion guide to help you lead a fun and interesting discussion once the puzzle is complete.
You may see other puzzles with this image, but only the Keeping Busy Sequenced Puzzle is color coded and designed for people with dementia and Alzheimer's.
- Cognitive challenge
- Color coding guides person to success
- Pieces are divided into six groupings to adjust level of difficulty
- Discussion guide helps lead conversation
A person with dementia often finds jigsaw puzzles to be overwhelming, even if the puzzle only has a small number of large size pieces.
Our unique "Sequenced Jigsaw Puzzles" overcome this problem by allowing the person to work with only the number of pieces that they are comfortable with. The pieces come presorted into color coded bags that match the colored outline on the puzzle tray. Each piece has a corresponding colored dot on the back.
Success and Accomplishment!
Start by offering the pieces from only one bag at a time. If the person finds this too easy, increase the challenge by offering the pieces from more than one bag. With a little guidance, a person with dementia or Alzheimer's can complete the puzzle on their own leading to a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Most people start a puzzle by completing the border first, and that's how we do it. Starting with the first bag, the person works on the top border.
Rest of the Border...
Once that is complete, the pieces in each of the next three bags are used (one at a time) to complete the rest of the border.
Finally, the pieces in the last two bags are used to finish the puzzle.
Put the Puzzle Away...
But that's not the end of the activity! The final step is for the person to take the puzzle apart and sort the pieces back into the color coded bags. You will be amazed by the look of satisfaction from not only completing the puzzle but then helping out by putting it away on their own.