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 and Doug puzzles and toys are especially well-loved by kids and well-respected by their parents! The barnyard puzzle is especially well received.

Melissa & Doug On The Road Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle (12-Piece)Melissa & Doug On The Road Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle (12-Piece)Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box - Zoo AnimalsMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box – Zoo AnimalsBlackcell 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 Chunky Heavy Pieces  Puzzle (20 Piece)Giant Road Jigsaw Floor Chunky Heavy Pieces Puzzle (20 Piece)Fisher-Price Silly Sounds Big Chunky Pieces PuzzleFisher-Price Silly Sounds Big Chunky Pieces PuzzleMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Wooden Box - Trains, School-busMelissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Wooden Box – Trains, School-busMelissa & Doug Busy Barn Shaped Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (32 pcs, 2 x 3 feet)Melissa & Doug Busy Barn Shaped Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (32 pcs, 2 x 3 feet)

 

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

It is nice if kids learn something as well as having fun. With your puzzle the child can make all kinds of creations!

400 Pcs 3D Puzzle Jigsaw Plastic Snowflake Building Blocks Building Model Puzzle Educational Intelligence Toys For Kids400 Pcs 3D Puzzle Jigsaw Plastic Snowflake Building Blocks Building Model Puzzle Educational Intelligence Toys For KidsMasterPieces 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)Patch A to Z Puzzles: Alphabet Letter and Word for the ImagePatch A to Z Puzzles: Alphabet Letter and Word for the ImageMelissa & Doug Numbers Sound Puzzle: Light Activated!Melissa & Doug Numbers Sound Puzzle: Light Activated!

 

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.

Travel Around the World with Jigsaw Puzzles from Amazon or eBay!

My eBay name is “Gypzeerose,” so that tells you what I think about travelling!

If you love to travel – you can travel around the world and see all kind of beautiful places, even if you don’t have a passport.

A lot of these puzzles are from my eBay store – and a lot of them help charity.

Big Ben 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Chateau -Chalon, France -French CountrysideBig Ben 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Chateau -Chalon, France -French CountrysidePhoto Jigsaw 500 Pieces Puzzle of Tlingit Indian Native American Lady AlaskaPhoto Jigsaw 500 Pieces Puzzle of Tlingit Indian Native American Lady AlaskaGlade Creek Grist Mill 500 Piece Jigsaw Serendipity Puzzle: West VA water sceneGlade Creek Grist Mill 500 Piece Jigsaw Serendipity Puzzle: West VA water sceneA Country GreetingA Country Greeting” Inspirational 1000 Pc Jigsaw Puzzle Rural , Horse CarriageBuffalo Games 2000pc, Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria - 2000pc Jigsaw PuzzleBuffalo Games 2000pc, Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria – 2000pc Jigsaw PuzzleWhite Mountain Puzzles Travel The World Jigsaw Puzzle (550 Piece)White Mountain Puzzles Travel The World Jigsaw Puzzle (550 Piece)International Ballooning Festival, Switzerland - Puzzlebug - 500 Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle by LPFInternational Ballooning Festival, Switzerland – Puzzlebug – 500 Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle by LPF

 

Monsters, Super-Heroes and Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids

I love the Creepy Creatures!

Fantastic 4 Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids: Marvel SuperheroesFantastic 4 Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids: Marvel Superheroes300P jigsaw Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, King Shisa! (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla) (japan import)300P jigsaw Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, King Shisa! (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla) (japan import)DC 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) Large PuzzleRavensburger Monster Buddies Puzzle (60 Piece) Large PuzzleMelissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet)Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet)Bfun Woodcraft 3D Puzzle Assemble and Paint DIY Toy Kit, T-RexBfun Woodcraft 3D Puzzle Assemble and Paint DIY Toy Kit, T-Rex

 

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 MatchCeaco Disney Villains 5-in-1 Multipack Jigsaw Puzzle SetCeaco Disney Villains 5-in-1 Multipack Jigsaw Puzzle SetDisney 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 VaryCeaco Thomas Kinkade - Disney Dreams Collection - Aladdin PuzzleCeaco Thomas Kinkade – Disney Dreams Collection – Aladdin PuzzleRavensburger Disney Panoramic 1000 Piece PuzzleRavensburger Disney Panoramic 1000 Piece PuzzleThomas Kinkade: Cinderella Wishes Upon a Dream Puzzle, 750 pcThomas Kinkade: Cinderella Wishes Upon a Dream Puzzle, 750 pc

 

Beautiful Nature Themed Jigsaw Puzzles from eBay and Amazon

I have found some beautiful nature themed puzzles to feature in my eBay store and the stores of other trusted eBay sellers , and some are were created from renowned artists. I also found some gorgeous nature theme jigsaws from Amazon.

Close Encounter 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Sherry Vintson - Ocean SceneClose Encounter 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Sherry Vintson – Ocean SceneRavensburger Living Ocean Huge Panorama Puzzle (2000-Piece)Ravensburger Living Ocean Huge Panorama Puzzle (2000-Piece)Buffalo Games 2000pc Jigsaw Puzzle Cinque Terre, Italy: Mediterranean OceanBuffalo Games 2000pc Jigsaw Puzzle Cinque Terre, Italy: Mediterranean OceanClaude Monet's FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE 18Claude Monet’s FISHERMAN’S COTTAGE 18″ X 24″ Fine Art Jigsaw Puzzle (over 500 pcs)Lot of Two J. Charles Jigsaw Puzzles Beautiful Lake ViewsLot of Two J. Charles Jigsaw Puzzles Beautiful Lake Views

 

Maybe You Just Want to Wear Some Puzzling Clothing from Zazzle

Puzzles are cute – and here are some of the cutest designs from Zazzle. Of particular interest to me are the autism puzzle shirts.

Colorful Jigsaw Puzzle Rubber Flip Flops - 2 different footbeds and 4 different strapColorful Jigsaw Puzzle Rubber Flip Flops – 2 different footbeds and 4 different strapColorful Jigsaw Puzzle All-Over Print Polyester Tank TopColorful Jigsaw Puzzle All-Over Print Polyester Tank TopAutistic people T-Shirt for Adults, Children and Infants - Autism PuzzleAutistic people T-Shirt for Adults, Children and Infants – Autism Puzzle

 

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.

VINTAGE PAR PICTURE PUZZLE EAGLES FLY HIGH WOMAN MOUNTAIN POLISH FLAGVINTAGE PAR PICTURE PUZZLE EAGLES FLY HIGH WOMAN MOUNTAIN POLISH FLAGPAR Puzzle Jigsaw Wood 833 Pcs 26 FIG Las Vegas David Klein TWA COMPLETEPAR Puzzle Jigsaw Wood 833 Pcs 26 FIG Las Vegas David Klein TWA COMPLETE

 

Challenging 3-D Jigsaw Puzzles

3-D Puzzles are even more fun than regular jigsaw puzzles! I actually have never done one of these, but I can imagine that it would be very rewarding.

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 FascinationsOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle - Deluxe Pirate Ship BlackOriginal 3D Crystal Puzzle – Deluxe Pirate Ship BlackCinderella's 3D Castle 200 Piece PuzzleCinderella’s 3D Castle 200 Piece PuzzleHogwarts Astronomy Tower 3D Jigsaw Puzzle (875 pieces)Hogwarts Astronomy Tower 3D Jigsaw Puzzle (875 pieces)

 

A trio of Beautiful Rosewood 3-D Jigsaw Puzzles from Rosewood Puzzles will delight your family

3-D puzzles are special, even more so when they are wooden. I love these quality rosewood puzzles, each of moderate difficulty.

Carousel 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!

 

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 the whole family, and jigsaw puzzles are just the 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 occasion.

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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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Gypzeerose - aka Rose Jones - is a Mom, nerdy, fun loving traveller through life, currently living in the East Bay in the San Francisco Area.

She loves to write and blog, and has aspirations towards fiction.

She can be found ferociously packing boxes and packages as an eBay seller at http://stores.ebay.com/Gypzeeroses-Bargains-and-Treasures

In her spare time she is a nurse. :)

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