Jigsaw Puzzles for the Whole Family

Jigsaw Puzzles for the Whole Family

Jigsaw puzzles can be a valuable part of family life, with different puzzles that will educate and entertain family members in all parts of their lives.

From large puzzles with pieces too big to swallow for the youngest members of the family to challenging puzzles and 3-D puzzles for adults, for puzzles that are adjusted to help with the mental challenges of those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s – jigsaw puzzles have a lot to offer. And they are fun!

Jigsaw puzzles are named after a jigsaw that was used to cut the printed wooden sheets into different pieces of the puzzle. It is believed that the first puzzles were “dissected maps” that a cartographer around 1760 made so that children could learn the geography of Britain.

I have recently got into collectible jigsaw puzzles, although I admit I am most comfortable with the easiest puzzles.

I was surprised to find out how calm puzzles can be, and at the same time amusing. Jigsaw puzzles are like board games for the whole family without the competitive edge. I hope you find plenty of puzzles here for your amusement.

Safe, Non-Toxic – Jigsaw Puzzles for the Youngest Members of the Family

Little people can start in with jigsaw puzzles much earlier than you might imagine. Just be sure that you supervise them and everyone will be having fun.

Melissa & Doug On The Road Jigsaw Puzzle (12-Piece)Melissa & Doug On The Road Jigsaw Puzzle (12-Piece)GOTD Monkey 9-Piece Wooden Jigsaw PuzzleGOTD Monkey 9-Piece Wooden Jigsaw PuzzleMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - ZooMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box – ZooBlackcell 4-Pack Wooden Kids Children Jigsaw Education And Learning Puzzles Toys Fit For 1-3 Years Baby - Non-toxic PaintsBlackcell 4-Pack Wooden Kids Children Jigsaw Education And Learning Puzzles Toys Fit For 1-3 Years Baby – Non-toxic PaintsGiant Road Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (20 Piece)Giant Road Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (20 Piece)Fisher-Price Silly Sounds PuzzleFisher-Price Silly Sounds PuzzleMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - VehiclesMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box – Vehicles

Whimsies Make Jigsaw Puzzles More Fun

Whimsies link back to the Victorian times. A whimsey is a puzzle piece crafted into a recognisable shape such as a flower or bird, they were – as the name suggests – cut on a whim by the original Victorian puzzle cutters. They make jigsaw puzzles much more fun and challenging.

Educational Jigsaw Puzzles for Slightly Older Kids

Learn Your ABC’s, Numbers, and Geography as Well as Some fun Play

MasterPieces Puzzle Company USA Map Jigsaw Puzzle (60-Piece)MasterPieces Puzzle Company USA Map Jigsaw Puzzle (60-Piece)Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map PuzzleMelissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map PuzzleGeoPuzzle World - Educational Geography Jigsaw Puzzle (68 pcs)GeoPuzzle World – Educational Geography Jigsaw Puzzle (68 pcs)A to Z PuzzlesA to Z PuzzlesMelissa & Doug Numbers Sound PuzzleMelissa & Doug Numbers Sound Puzzle

A Family Works on a Huge 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle

The whole family started working on this, and then disappeared and then came back later. You don’t have to finish all of a puzzle at one time.

Monsters, Super-Heroes and Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids

Make'em Move Children's Dinosaur Large Floor Puzzle, 24 Pieces, 3Y+, 17.7Make’em Move Children’s Dinosaur Large Floor Puzzle, 24 Pieces, 3Y+, 17.7Fantastic 4 Jigsaw Puzzle for KidsFantastic 4 Jigsaw Puzzle for KidsDC Comics Super Friends 4 in a Box Puzzles 16 24 35 and 50 Piece Ages 3+DC Comics Super Friends 4 in a Box Puzzles 16 24 35 and 50 Piece Ages 3+Ravensburger Monster Buddies Puzzle (60 Piece)Ravensburger Monster Buddies Puzzle (60 Piece)

Jigsaw Puzzles Can Help bring Families Together

It is nice to have a puzzle out so that the whole family can work on it over time. Some work groups also have puzzles in the office.

Disney Themed Jigsaw Puzzles

The whole family loves Disney: and here are puzzles with all levels of complexity for everyone.

Disney Frozen 3 in 1 Activity Game Box - Puzzle, Floor Dominoes, Memory MatchDisney Frozen 3 in 1 Activity Game Box – Puzzle, Floor Dominoes, Memory MatchDisney Villains Jigsaw Puzzle 100 PiecesDisney Villains Jigsaw Puzzle 100 PiecesDisney Fairies 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by CardinalDisney Fairies 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle by CardinalDisney Princess Glitter Puzzle 100 Pieces - One Puzzle - Styles VaryDisney Princess Glitter Puzzle 100 Pieces – One Puzzle – Styles VaryDisney Princess 4 Glitter 200 Piece PuzzlesDisney Princess 4 Glitter 200 Piece PuzzlesCeaco Thomas Kinkade - Disney Dreams Collection - Aladdin PuzzleCeaco Thomas Kinkade – Disney Dreams Collection – Aladdin PuzzleRavensburger Disney Panoramic 1000 Piece PuzzleRavensburger Disney Panoramic 1000 Piece Puzzle

Beautiful Nature Themed Jigsaw Puzzles from eBay and Amazon

I have found some beautiful nature themed puzzles to feature in my eBay store, and some are were created from renowned artists.

Close Encounter 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Sherry Vintson - Ocean SceneClose Encounter 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Sherry Vintson – Ocean SceneVintage Super Big Ben Mount Hood Oregon 2000 Piece Puzzle of Mountain, ForestsVintage Super Big Ben Mount Hood Oregon 2000 Piece Puzzle of Mountain, ForestsClaude Monet THE CLIFF Etretat Sunset 500 piece Jigsaw puzzleClaude Monet THE CLIFF Etretat Sunset 500 piece Jigsaw puzzleRavensburger Living Ocean Puzzle (2000-Piece)Ravensburger Living Ocean Puzzle (2000-Piece)Buffalo Games 2000pc Jigsaw Puzzle Cinque TerreBuffalo Games 2000pc Jigsaw Puzzle Cinque Terre

Just for fun for kids: Thomas the Train, Hello Kitty and More

Ravensburger Thomas & Friends: Traveling with Thomas - Puzzle (35-Piece)Ravensburger Thomas & Friends: Traveling with Thomas – Puzzle (35-Piece)Melissa & Doug Beep Beep Jigsaw Puzzle - 24 - PieceMelissa & Doug Beep Beep Jigsaw Puzzle – 24 – PieceMelissa & Doug Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up PuzzleMelissa & Doug Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up PuzzleSmall World Toys Ryan's Room Wooden Puzzle - Classic PlayboardSmall World Toys Ryan’s Room Wooden Puzzle – Classic PlayboardHello Kitty Jigsaw Puzzle Tin (100-Piece)Hello Kitty Jigsaw Puzzle Tin (100-Piece)Disney Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids - Minnie Mouse 24 Piece Puzzles (2 Puzzles)Disney Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids – Minnie Mouse 24 Piece Puzzles (2 Puzzles)

Maybe You Just Want to Wear Some Puzzling Clothing from Zazzle

Puzzles are cute – and here are some of the cutest designs from Zazzle.

Colorful Jigsaw Puzzle Flip FlopsColorful Jigsaw Puzzle Flip Flopsautism puzzle tee shirtautism puzzle tee shirtChrist's love heart jigsaw puzzle. t-shirtChrist’s love heart jigsaw puzzle. t-shirtColorful Jigsaw Puzzle All-Over Print Tank TopColorful Jigsaw Puzzle All-Over Print Tank Top

Collectible, Rare Par Handmade Wooden Puzzles on eBay

One of a Kind Treasures since the Depression Era

Par Puzzles were a Depression Era miracle. Frank Ware and John Henriques, desperate young men with no job prospects, decided to try a create a luxury item with jigsaw puzzles. They succeeded with Par Puzzles, which are unique, one of a kind wooden puzzles that are still made today. Par Puzzles are known for “whimsies” – little representational shapes or figurals that usually refer to the subject of the puzzle i.e sailfish in an ocean scene.
Rare Par Puzzles are very collectible. I have found wonderful examples on eBay.

PAR PUZZLES Skating Eights  COMPLETE RARE Jigsaw Wooden Hand Cut 275 pieces USAPAR PUZZLES Skating Eights COMPLETE RARE Jigsaw Wooden Hand Cut 275 pieces USAFind now on eBayPAR PICTURE PUZZLE WOODEN JIGSAW WHO'S HIGH 400 PIECES W/ FIGURALSPAR PICTURE PUZZLE WOODEN JIGSAW WHO’S HIGH 400 PIECES W/ FIGURALSFind now on eBayPAR Puzzle Jigsaw Wood Rare 821 Pcs 25 Fig Austria BinderPAR Puzzle Jigsaw Wood Rare 821 Pcs 25 Fig Austria BinderFind now on eBay

Challenging 3-D Puzzles

3-D Puzzles are even more fun than regular jigsaw puzzles!

Here are some for children as well as adults.

Neuschwanstein Castle 3D Jigsaw Puzzle, 890-PieceNeuschwanstein Castle 3D Jigsaw Puzzle, 890-PieceRavensburger 3D The Earth Puzzleball - 540 PieceRavensburger 3D The Earth Puzzleball – 540 PieceOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle - Deluxe Pirate Ship BlackOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle – Deluxe Pirate Ship BlackOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle - DogOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle – DogRavensburger Eiffel Tower 216 Piece 3D Building SetRavensburger Eiffel Tower 216 Piece 3D Building SetOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle - PandaOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle – PandaFascinations Star Wars R2D2 Model Kit Metal Earth FascinationsFascinations Star Wars R2D2 Model Kit Metal Earth FascinationsCarousel 3D Puzzle - Rosewood Color - Rosewood Puzzles Inc. - Fun Mind-Challenging 3D Puzzle!Carousel 3D Puzzle – Rosewood Color – Rosewood Puzzles Inc. – Fun Mind-Challenging 3D Puzzle!Boat 3D Puzzle - Rosewood Color - Rosewood Puzzles Inc. - Fun Mind-Challenging 3D Puzzle!Boat 3D Puzzle – Rosewood Color – Rosewood Puzzles Inc. – Fun Mind-Challenging 3D Puzzle!Dinosaur 3D Puzzle - Rosewood Color - Rosewood Puzzles Inc. - Fun Mind-Challenging 3D Puzzle!Dinosaur 3D Puzzle – Rosewood Color – Rosewood Puzzles Inc. – Fun Mind-Challenging 3D Puzzle!Original 3D Crystal Puzzle - Deluxe Pirate Ship BlackOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle – Deluxe Pirate Ship BlackHogwarts Astronomy Tower 3D Jigsaw Puzzle (875 pieces)Hogwarts Astronomy Tower 3D Jigsaw Puzzle (875 pieces)Cinderella's 3D Castle 200 Piece PuzzleCinderella’s 3D Castle 200 Piece Puzzle

Puzzles to help Family Members with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Jigsaw Puzzles for Grandma and Grandpa

When adults get older they sometimes find it more difficult to operate the same as they have been cognitively. It has been discovered that they respond well to jigsaws with large, few pieces like children’s puzzles only with adult themes.

Puzzle With MePuzzle With MePuzzle With Me Jigsaw PuzzlePuzzle With Me Jigsaw PuzzlePuzzle With MePuzzle With MeLife on the Pacific 35 Piece Sequenced Jigsaw Puzzle for Dementia and Alzheimer'sLife on the Pacific 35 Piece Sequenced Jigsaw Puzzle for Dementia and Alzheimer’sPuzzle With Me Jigsaw PuzzlePuzzle With Me Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw Puzzles are a Relaxing Way to Bring your Family Together

Sometimes it is hard to think of things to do with your family and jigsaw puzzles are a perfect solution.

Jigsaw puzzles are a hobby that can be started when you are a toddler and continued through your whole lifetime.

Whether you are kids learning, or just having fun – there is a jigsaw puzzle that is perfect for the occassion.

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3 Comments

  1. Growing up we always had a jigsaw puzzle on the dining room table for the whole family to “piece” together. Great times! Puzzles are great for a family get together

  2. I do love to have a puzzle n progress in the living room — everyone who walks in seems to want to add at least one piece, which I love. By the time it’s done, it’s fun to think of all the folks who added their part to the completion! A tribute to friends and family indeed!

  3. MareeT

    I have been enjoying jigsaw puzzles since I was a teenager, but I must say I haven’t tried a 3D puzzle yet. Looks like so much fun!

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