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This is still better than I could do!
Old 01-17-2020, 08:40 AM
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I have absolutely ZERO spatial skills!


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Old 01-17-2020, 08:47 AM
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I tried solving jigsaw puzzles after I retired. I bought a few beautiful scenes and found I have little to no skills in this area.

I am doing free puzzles online with fewer pieces now to build up my background knowledge and will try again with the real things at some point before I give them away.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:49 AM
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I teach K...if the puzzles fall out of the stand, I have to ask the kids to sort it out. And we are talking about 10-20 piece puzzles!
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Spacial skills
Old 01-17-2020, 09:35 AM
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Puzzles make me swear.
I explain to people that I am "Special" not "Spacial".
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:43 AM
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Oh my goodness!
I love to do hands-on puzzles where I actually can pick up the puzzle piece and place it where it belongs! I do not enjoy doing the online puzzles.

That being said, I mostly do puzzle scenes with many very distinct items like with buildings, animals ,people etc.

My favorite puzzles are the 300 piece puzzles with "easy to handle pieces."

You got farther than I could have with that puzzle shown in your photo! I think I would not even attempted to open the box!


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Old 01-17-2020, 09:56 AM
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I love that! Iím right there with ya Zia; I also taught K and had trouble with their puzzles.

I finally went to box puzzles only because all I had to do was scoop the pieces back into the box rather than put them where they belong on a board.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:25 AM
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I hate those puzzles. I thought I was the only one! I have a hard time parallel parking, also.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:12 PM
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Oh, that's great! Puzzles just give me anxiety.
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500 piece puzzles
Old 01-17-2020, 02:51 PM
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No, thanks! For me, the puzzle is why anyone would attempt a 500 piece exercise in frustration.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:16 PM
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Spatial skills...ZERO, maybe...

Creativity....1,000%

Obviously, you think out of the box.


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Old 01-17-2020, 04:21 PM
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FYI, I didn't create this; it's a pic I found on the interwebz.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:59 PM
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That's excellent--I love the ingenuity! It made me laugh out loud.

I'm okay with puzzles up to about 300 pieces and then they make me swear.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:33 PM
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I love jigsaw puzzles - most of mine are 500 or 1000 pieces. I was eyeing one with 11000 pieces not long ago, but my husband said no.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:10 PM
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My husband loves 1,000 piece puzzles. My son gave him three for Christmas. He finished puzzle #3 tonight.

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I was eyeing one with 11000 pieces
Not sure where we'd put a 11,000 piece puzzle. If my my husband saw one he'd want to buy it.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:22 PM
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Space is probably the reason he said no.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:29 PM
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Oh, my goodness! Here I thought I was the only one who is spatially challenged! This makes me feel so much better!
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:49 AM
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I like doing puzzles, but they are not easy!

Two years ago my dd got me a 2000 piece puzzle. I had to use the kitchen table for it because it was too big for anything else I had. Sure made dinner difficult!

Would 11000 pieces be smaller pieces? If not, I would have to do it on the floor. Then a whole room would be off-limits for ever.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:31 AM
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I've never enjoyed puzzles(including classroom ones) or the paper maps to figure out where to go Thank goodness for google map navigation!
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:21 PM
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That's hysterical! I love puzzles. Many many years ago I did a 5000 piece one - it took forever!
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I made my own solution to this problem...
Old 01-18-2020, 10:24 PM
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I teach K...if the puzzles fall out of the stand, I have to ask the kids to sort it out. And we are talking about 10-20 piece puzzles!
So I'm not sure if you mean different box puzzles fell or a bunch of the board puzzles fell. When I kept having this problem, I marked the back of the puzzle pieces with a symbol. So all the truck puzzle pieces had a star on the back, etc. Yes, this was time-consuming, but think of all the time that was saved when a puzzle fell!

I didn't get this idea myself. I found a set of puzzles like this and it seemed like a great idea.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:34 AM
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Mine are marked too, elsa. It's a brilliant idea to know which pieces go together. But that doesn't help me fit the pieces back into the recessed holder thing.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:33 AM
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Haha, Zia! I get it and feel your pain!
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