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10 Best Puzzles for Kids and Families to Create Together

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Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. Crafts, board games and puzzles are all excellent alternatives to screen time. When buying a puzzle, also invest in a puzzle mat to keep things organized (especially for puzzles with a lot of pieces) in case you need to use your table for other needs. Find a smooth surface, prepare some snacks and tell each other funny stories as you piece the puzzle together. Once your puzzle is complete, you may have a new work of art that you you’d like to hang on your wall, so consider these peel-and-stick puzzle savers to keep your hard work intact. Here are some of the best puzzles for kids and families to create together.

Underwater Puzzle; Courtesy of Amazon

1. Melissa & Doug Underwater Floor Puzzle

Pieces: 48
Recommended Ages: 3 to 6
Dimensions: 2 by 3 inches

For younger kids just learning the art of the puzzle, this Melissa & Doug Underwater Floor Puzzle is a great starter puzzle. The ocean floor comes to life in this puzzle with sharks, colorful fish, stingrays, dolphins and more. The pieces are larger in size, which is great for little hands to piece together.

Chuckle Puzzle; Courtesy of Target

2. Chuckle & Roar Jigsaw Puzzles

Pieces: 48, 72 and 100-pieces
Recommended Ages: 3 to 6
Dimensions: 14.75 by 10.50 inches

This four-pack of puzzles lets kids build on their puzzle skills. Included in the Chuckle & Roar Jigsaw Puzzles are two 48-piece puzzles, one 72-piece and one 100-piece puzzle. Two of the puzzles are a space and under-the-sea theme. There’s also an animal safari theme, and the 100-piece puzzle is a world map. The set comes with four storage bags as well for easy clean up.

Disney Puzzle; Courtesy of Amazon

3. Ceaco Thomas Kinkade The Disney Dream Collection

Pieces: 500 pieces
Recommended Ages: Tween and Up
Dimensions: 14 by 18 inches

For Disney fans who also like to do puzzles, the Ceaco Thomas Kinkade The Disney Dream Collection puzzles are perfect. There are four, 500-piece puzzles in this collection. Each puzzle features a different Disney theme created by world-famous artist Thomas Kinkade. Aladdin, Winnie the Pooh, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid are all included. These Disney puzzles are showcased more as works of art for tweens, teens and adults rather than young kids.

Frozen 3D Puzzle; Courtesy of Target

4. Cardinal Disney Frozen 3D Hologram Ice Castle Puzzle

Pieces: 47
Recommended Ages: 8 and up
Dimensions: 12-inches tall by 5.67 inches

If you’re looking for a challenge (and we really mean a challenge; 3D puzzles are difficult!), this is the puzzle for your family. Several reviews mention that this Cardinal Disney Frozen 3D Hologram Ice Castle Puzzle was very difficult for children to complete on their own, so be prepared to do this one as a family. Once complete, this frozen fortress can light up with Elsa, Anna and Olaf inside when you place your smartphone flashlight inside the puzzle.

Grand Canyon Puzzle; Courtesy of Walmart

5. National Parks Grand Canyon Puzzle

Pieces: 550
Recommended Ages: 12 and Up
Dimensions: 8.50 by 2.75 inches

Dreaming of a future vacation? This National Parks Grand Canyon Puzzle is perfect for travel inspiration. The picturesque scene is of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and brings one of the wonders of the world right to your kitchen table.

NYC Broadway Puzzle; Courtesy of Walmart

6. Colorscapes Linen – Showtime

Pieces: 1,000
Recommended Ages: Child, Teen, Adult
Dimensions: 19.25 by 26.75 inches

This lively and colorful Time Square scene, Colorscapes Linen – Showtime, is the perfect puzzle to do as a family over a couple of days. It features scenes from Broadway shows such as The Lion King, Wicked and Mama Mia, and families can easily tell the story of one of these shows while constructing the puzzle. Better yet, stream a Broadway show at home while you work on the puzzle!

Comicbook stand puzzle; Courtesy of Target

7. Springbok Spring and Summer: Comic Book Heaven Puzzle

Pieces: 1,000
Recommended Ages: 10 and Up
Dimensions: 30 by 24 inches

The Springbok Spring and Summer: Comic Book Heaven Puzzle displays young kids looking for their favorite comic book at the newsstand. Kids will love to complete this puzzle and then maybe read their favorite comic book.

Harry Potter 3D Puzzle; Courtesy of Target

8. Wrebbit OllivAnder’s Wand Shop and Scribbulous 3D Puzzle

Pieces: 295
Recommended Ages: 12 and Up
Dimensions: 8.75 inches tall by 5 inches

Harry Potter fans will love the Wrebbit OllivAnder’s Wand Shop and Scribbulous 3D Puzzle. This 3D puzzle (which can be a challenge for the whole family) is part of the Diagon Alley Collection and is the ideal place for all your wand purchases once the puzzle is complete.

NFL Puzzle; Courtesy of Target

9. NFL Joe Journeyman Find Joe Puzzle

Pieces: 500
Recommended Ages: 10 and Up
Dimensions: 24 inches by 18 inches

This NFL Joe Journeyman Find Joe Puzzle is two games in one! First, families can put the puzzle together, and then it’s time to find Joe Journeyman within the picture. A variety of sports teams and stadiums are sold in different versions of this puzzle; however, several are sold out.

Starry Night Puzzle; Courtesy of Amazon

10. The Smallest Size Starry Night Puzzles

Pieces: 1,000
Recommended Ages: Adults
Dimensions:  16.7 inches by 11.8 inches

This Starry Night Puzzle is a mini-version so grab your glasses before starting this puzzle. It’s suitable for all ages, but recommended for adults. The Van Gogh painting in mini-size may be difficult to assemble as a puzzle, but it’ll look great on your wall once complete.

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