We have put together our top five favourite jigsaws. This was very challenging as we have so many amazing jigsaws. However, we have finally managed to form a list, ensuring there is something for everyone.
Jigsaws are fun-filled family challenges, but they are also very good for the brain. The brain produces higher levels of chemicals when engaged in solving a puzzle, one of many helpful benefits we see alongside developing crucial skills!
It was very tough competition, but our favourite puzzle is the Empire State Building 3D Puzzle. Recently, 3D puzzles have been increasing in popularity. The main reasons being that not only are they more fun, they are also more visual and help develop crucial skills such as hand and eye co-ordination, problem solving and fine motor development.
Once complete, 3D puzzles can also be more satisfying. As they are more visual, and physically stand out. Many feel a greater sense of achievement and often leave the puzzle out on show, as they are proud of their achievement of finishing it! This empire state 3D puzzle comes complete with 975 foam backed pieces and can create fun for all the family.
Coming in at a close second, is another a 3D jigsaw. This Ravensburg puzzle is a popular among children. All your favourite Moana characters can be seen here, with Moana, Maui, Pua and Hei Hei the Rooster all beautifully illustrated. When complete, this 72-piece puzzle forms a strong and sturdy sphere. The jigsaw comes with a plastic stand, so when finished you can place the jigsaw on display in your room, for everyone to see! This helps generate self-esteem and sense of achievement among children.
This high-quality puzzle measures 13cm in diameter once built and is suitable for ages six years and above.
This bright and colourful jigsaw makes the perfect first puzzle for any children learning and interested in farm yard animals. The On the Farm My First Puzzle is a set of four jigsaws and is designed for youngster aged 18 months and older. Included is a two-piece simple puzzle of a cute pink pig. The puzzles gradually get harder as you go through. The second puzzle consists of three pieces and shows a dairy cow. Next is the four piece puzzle, on a hen and finally a challenging five piece puzzle of a sheep.
This bright farmyard scene will gradually introduce animals and colours to your child, whilst creating and developing a sense of challenge and problem solving.
This incredible day and night time slice skyline scene creates a challenge for puzzle lovers. When complete, this 2000-piece puzzle portrays the same skyline, however one half is the early morning and the other is at night. It creates a challenge, mainly because there are so many pieces to put together, but also because of the colour schemes. With one half all being a very similar light colours, and the other all very similar shades of darker colours. You have to have your problem-solving cap on to work out which piece goes exactly where.
However, once figured out the puzzle displays a beautiful scene. It is a rewarding puzzle which creates a picture you won’t want to put back in the box. Are you up for the challenge?
The fifth and final jigsaw on our list is the John Deere: Four Jigsaws in Keepsake Tin. Each puzzle is different and creates an image of a famous John Deere tractor/piece of machinery. There are two x 60-piece puzzles and two x 100-piece puzzles. The metal keepsake tin with clasp and handle is a great addition and provides a handy and secure place to keep your much-loved jigsaws safe.
Each jigsaw will be 36 x 24.4 cm when complete, and is suitable for children five years and above