Tangrams are fun puzzles for the family. Some are easy, some are challenging, and sometimes the youngest member of the family does the best work because he or she can think outside the square box. Practicing these puzzles not only creates family time, but it supports mathematical thinking, as well.
Puzzles are more manageable when we know the final result. Tangrams can remind us that God is bigger than the puzzles in our world. God understands the coronavirus and mask-wearing and what is safe. God also knows when this chapter in our lives will end. He is the maker of the puzzle, and He loves and protects us.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. I Peter 5:7
This verse is from the readings for this Sunday and is a favorite verse for many. It is a blessing to be able to give our worries, frustrations, and confusion over to Jesus and to rest, knowing that He cares for us in ways we cannot imagine.
Working with your children on any puzzle – or at any other activity – allows you to remind them of God’s love and protection. Whether it is anger, fear, worry, joy, or surprise, we feel the emotions God gives us. Throughout it all, it is best to trust and thank Him.