I am starting to do some work with a local nursery who have been given some money for IT kit and training, and they are hiring me to help with the training part of it. One thing that they have invested in is interactive whiteboards, and something that I think will be very good, is doing jigsaw puzzles, with images that they have taken (e.g. of toys, things around the nursery).
A website that will create these puzzles is www.jigsawplanet.com – you can choose different nubmers of pieces and different piece shapes, and something that I really like is that it gives you embed code, so it is very easy to embed them into a blog, wiki or other website, some examples are below. Obvioulsy when working with the nursery it wouldn’t be a good idea to take images of the kids and then put them on the website.
A 12 piece puzzle, using ‘square’ pieces
A 20 piece puzzle using curved pieces