Jigsaw puzzles will never go out of style–they are just too darn fun! For kids, they offer a great way to “flex some mind muscles,” and help with hand-eye coordination at a young age. The top 10 best jigsaw puzzles for kids is therefore an ah-mazing resource ideal for curious young minds.
Enjoy picking from our varied collection that includes sets inspired by Harry Potter, pets, vehicles, bugs, mermaids, and even the plains of Africa. Some sets are wooden for old-school fun, while others are made of up 500 pieces…and will certainly keep your little ‘uns enthralled for hours.
Find the colorful puzzle destined to dazzle your children and feel good knowing you are giving them creative, stimulating toys to play with instead of sitting them in front of the TV. Happy shopping!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best jigsaw puzzles for kids for 2017 and 2018 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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This Melissa & Doug classic puzzle is all wooden, all awesome, and all about vehicles. There are four puzzles, inclusive of a race car, school bus, firetruck, and steam engine. Each puzzle boasts 12 chunky, easy-grasp pieces. Includes storage box.
The Peanuts Movie was such a cute film! I loved the comics ever since I was a kid—with Snoopy taking the cake as my favorite character. Which is why this puzzle is my must-have to-do for a rainy day. It features a special friendship moment between Snoopy and Woodstock.
Another Melissa and Doug favorite. This puzzle depicts Playful Pets, like a pup, kitty, turtle, fish, bird, and bunny. These adorable animals are in the midst of playtime. Talk about cute! Comes with a sturdy, reliable, tote-anywhere wooden storage box.
Admittedly, I am still awaiting my letter from Hogwarts. Hehe! But until that owl shows up, this Harry Potter Hogwarts puzzle will have to do. With 1000 puzzle pieces, the finished product depicts the Hogwarts castle, complete with Hedwig the Owl, and the four emblems—Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw.
This bundle of jigsaws take on a zoo theme with an animal for each of the four puzzles. Fitted into a take-along box, this quartet of tote-around, rainy-day fun features a lion, tiger, zebra, and elephant. Must-have for precocious toddlers!
Sometimes I see puzzles that take my breath away, like the World of Bugs. This beautiful jigsaw puzzle boasts 60 puzzle pieces of a wow-worthy theme. The insects are detailed, bold, and vibrant, flourishing in their natural habitat of flowers.
Second favorite of mine on this list. This jigsaw puzzle reminds me of that project where you melt crayons on canvas with a hairdryer. Only way cooler. There are 500 pieces, each with fine, minute details of a colorful whole.
Another pets favorite from Melissa and Doug. This four-pack bundle features an animal for each puzzle. There is a pup, fish, kitten, and bird—all happy, healthy, and in their domestic habitats. This collection comes in a sturdy, tote-around box.
Oh, how I love Disney. My son’s middle name is Sebastian. Yep, after the beloved crab in The Little Mermaid. Thumbs up! That is my Disney dedication, and this puzzle is another rainy day must-have in my collection. The picture is a beautiful depiction of Ariel and her Prince, Eric.
Lastly, we have the animals of the African Plains—all happily resting together at a watering hole in the Savannah. This wooden 24-piece puzzle features a flamingo, giraffe, lion, hippo, elephant, and zebra on a beautiful, colorful African sunset backdrop.