Magna Tiles Puzzle

Magna Tiles Puzzle

We’re excited to study Caterpillars with Exploring Nature With Children!


I’m planning to read the classic Eric Carle book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and using it to practice sequencing and story comprehension with my 3 year old. To do this, I made a simple set of puzzle pieces for her to manipulate as we practice recounting the story together.


This was a super easy project that only took about 30 minutes to setup. I’m hoping to do more of these in the future though because it’s a fun way to incorporate one of our favorite toys and make good use of the light table!

Gather materials

  • Magnetic Color Tiles like these

  • free story coloring sheets

  • white chalk pen*

  • Light table (completely optional! these work great with sunlight streaming through or holding up to a window)


* update: ours smudged after a few uses, so next time I will try a white Sharpie marker, or spray a light coat of hairspray to keep the design longer.


Print coloring sheets. Place the tiles on top of the coloring sheet, wherever you’d like to trace. Use your white marker to trace over the lines. Let dry. Doesn’t get any easier than that!

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