Puzzle Party!

18 Jun

This past week has been pretty busy – I am nearing the end of school, so that means I have finals to study for. However, I’d like to bring everyone up to speed on an event that was held in town this past Sunday. A family that I babysit for, The Pataki Family, held a puzzle party for their kids’ friends.

The children were determined to complete one of the puzzles!

The puzzle party was so much fun and full of puzzling activities. There were several different stations set up. One station gave the children an opportunity to design their own small puzzles; another required the children to complete everything from 48 piece floor puzzles to 200 piece puzzles. There was a coloring station where kids could color pictures of the animals, hot air balloons, and sailboats from the puzzle, “Life”. The biggest activity of the day was a puzzle scavenger hunt. The kids divided into three teams of about seven kids, each team had to find a puzzle piece that had their team’s color on it.

A group of kids pose for a quick photo before continuing to work on one of the puzzles

Once the team found all 36 of their pieces, they could put the puzzle together. But here’s the awesome part – the puzzle was blank, so once put together the teams could decorate their puzzle to their liking. It was an awesome activity and the teams did a really nice job decorating the puzzles. The puzzle party was a great success and lots of fun! Thank you so much to all the families that participated. A very special ‘thank you’ to our generous sponsors that helped to make this event a huge success. Educa-Borras, for donating all of the fun puzzles that were completed at the party. Panera Bread of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, for donating delicious cookies for the party. The biggest ‘thank you’ goes to the Pataki Family for coming up with such an incredible idea and for hosting the event!

Just a couple more days of finals and then I am free to work on the puzzle all summer long! Stay tuned for more updates, blog posts, tweets, etc.


Posted by on June 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


8 responses to “Puzzle Party!

  1. Anna Black Grym

    June 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    That is amazing! I love this idea and may have to steal some parts when I host my next Gavin’s Gang fundraiser for Autism Speaks! What a wonderful way to raise awareness and have fun!

  2. Ella Ettinger

    June 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Wow! That is really cool!! I am amazed at the idea’s people come up with! That is really neat! So proud
    that you are so into this organization!!! What a great difference you will make for my grandson, Gavin…..&
    many others like him! Keep up the good work! You amaze me!! ❤

  3. Ella Ettinger

    July 31, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I am taking guess #2. It is the all white sea horse!! I swear this one is right!!! LOL! I love what you are doing Kate!! Keep up the good work!!! You are an amazing young woman!!!! ❤

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    February 17, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Sounds fun! I’m planning a similar party. Where did they get the blank and color-able puzzles?

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