How to Store Classroom Puzzles and Game Boards

Teachers are storing puzzles and game boards in different ways. They can be stored and organized in paper sorters, puzzle racks, flat stackable containers, or mesh zipper bags. Each of these options allow you to see your puzzle boards easily so that they are easy to find among the stack. See which option below you'd prefer.

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  • Use paper sorters: These metal paper-organizers are just the right size for storing these preschool wooden peg puzzle boards.

  • Use puzzle racks: Similar to the paper sorters are these puzzle racks which are designed just for the Melissa and Doug chunky puzzle boards. They come come in a deluxe size for bigger puzzles.

  • Use flat containers: Each stackable container has a label so you can spot the one you need and pull it out. 

  • Zip them up: Strong Zipper bags come in all different sizes to hold puzzle pieces or boardgame parts. The zipper is much easier for children to use than the seal on Ziplock bags. The larger zipper bags can even hold puzzle boards and game boards. I use mesh zipper bags to store my printable puzzles. After discovering them, I was done with the Ziplock bags! 

If it's one thing that all these methods have in common, it's that they have some degree of transparency. That is something I always need for classroom organization. If you also prefer to be able to clearly see what is being stored through your storage containers, see many different types of clear storage options in this blog post. The containers you will see can definitely be used to store your classroom puzzle pieces.