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Chinese Animals of the Zodiac Wooden Puzzle
This lovely Chinese zodiac puzzle sparks and delights with its chunky pieces that are big enough for small hands and stylish enough for adults and children of all ages. The twelve colorful pieces feature the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, along with the English, Pinyin, and the Chinese simplified character for each animal. Each piece is two-sided and designed for multiple levels of play.
Each piece has a fun picture on the front of the animal and then the Chinese and pinyin (how you pronounce the Chinese using our alphabet). On the back there is just the Chinese. The board has spaces for each piece and they have the English word for the animal in the space. The pieces can be put into the board either way round.
Some possible games ideas include:
(1) Match the animal illustrations
(2) match the Chinese characters to the English word
(3) stand the pieces up to recreate the zodiac story outside of the board.
The adventure continues on the back of the puzzle board with the story of the Chinese Zodiac and the personality traits of each animal. It also says which birth years are which animal.
Suitable for ages 3 and up. The Zodiac puzzle is completely made of wood and has been screen-printed.
This wonderful puzzle was designed in the USA and made in China. The toys meet or exceed both United States and European Union quality standards.
Each animal piece is 7.6 cm tall x 3.8 cm wide x 1.5 cm thick
The puzzle board measures 40cm x 30cm x 1.2cm
Care Instructions: The board and all pieces can be wiped down with a damp cloth and a mild detergent.