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Make your own jigsaw puzzles for Christmas

Candy Cane Puzzle

What will you be giving your little sisters and brothers this Christmas? I have an idea. Why not make a few jigsaw puzzles for them?

In Chinese, jigsaw puzzles are called 拼图游戏 (pīn tú yóuxì).

You can ask your parents to get some blank puzzles that are 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches in size. Use a pencil to draw a picture on each blank puzzle. Maybe a Christmas tree with lots of pretty decorations? How about a Sata Claus,
圣诞老人 (Shèngdànlǎorén), saying “Ho, ho, ho!”

If you like the candy cane picture on this page, you could make one just like it. You can color it with crayon or water color then use a black marker to go over the outlines. You could write a short message on the puzzle. You could also add little stickers to some of the puzzle pieces. If you do, make sure the stickers don’t go over the jigsaw lines.

Take the puzzle apart and put the pieces in an envelope. Ask your parents to stuff the puzzles in the Christmas stockings for your brothers and sisters. They will have fun putting them back together. And they will be so happy that you made the puzzles just for them.

Candy Cane Puzzle with Stickers
Shèngdàn kuàilè﹗

Merry Christmas!

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