Smolik, Jane Petrik. The Great Massachusetts Puzzle Book. MidRun Press, 2005.
Mazes, crosswords, and games that incorporate matching, decoding, and list-making fill 90 pages in this Massachusetts-themed puzzle book. Activities cover the geography, history and climate of one of the original thirteen colonies. A few jokes and tongue twisters are thrown in for good measure.
Each activity is limited to one page and embellished with hand-drawn flora and fauna, people, maps and more. The black and white pages will reproduce well for library activities.
The perfect book for drop-in programs at your library this summer, completing activity sheets could help children meet summer reading program participation goals while celebrating this great state. Alternatively, offering take-home reproducibles for children visiting program sponsors will them occupied in the car. At only $9.95 each, this book is a steal.