go to pieces over these kids puzzles

Let us give you pieces of our mind. We puzzled over what we thought your kids might like, tried piecing together all kinds of great toys—then it hit us out of nowhere. Puzzles! No matter what age they are, there are great puzzles out there that will help develop their skills, teach them about the world around them or just give ’em a fun activity that’ll fill ’em with accomplishment when completed. Check out these puzzles below, from wooden puzzles to 1,000 pieces, plastic pieces to 3D replicas! We’re sure you’ll find something they will just love.

Pinkfong Baby Shark Chunky Wooden Sound Puzzle 5pc — Cardinal
Pinkfong Baby Shark Chunky Wooden Sound Puzzle 5pc — Cardinal

They love Baby Shark, you…play it for them on repeat, but now you can give them a puzzle that combines a little problem-solving fun with the mega hit tune! The Pinkfong Baby Shark Chunky Wooden Sound Puzzle includes five big puzzle pieces: Baby Shark, Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark and Grandpa Shark! As they fit the pieces in place, the Baby Shark song will begin to play! This is a great way to introduce them to puzzles and just challenging enough for little puzzlers.

Mix ’n Match Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle with Storage Case — Melissa & Doug
Mix ’n Match Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle with Storage Case — Melissa & Doug

Just because it’s a puzzle doesn’t mean they can’t get a little creative! The Mix ’n Match Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle with Storage Case comes with Mama, Papa and Baby Bear. Each bear in the 45-piece set includes mix-and-match outfits they can place on them to see how they look. There are lots of accessories and faces to try out on the bears as they develop their color and pattern recognition, creativity and hand-eye coordination.

USA Map Sound Puzzle — Melissa & Doug
USA Map Sound Puzzle — Melissa & Doug

This interactive map speaks to your child as they complete all 50 states over 40 pieces. They’ll hear the names of the states and their capitals as they go and see colorful images across the map that reference crops, animals and landmarks found within each state. The wooden puzzle is a great way to introduce national geography to your little ones, and a great way to test your own state knowledge!

Star Wars Mandalorian Bounty Hunting Puzzle 500pc — Buffalo Games & Puzzles
Star Wars Mandalorian Bounty Hunting Puzzle 500pc — Buffalo Games & Puzzles

The bounty hunter with a heart has a posse! In this 500-piece puzzle, fans of The Mandalorian can put together a scene right out of Nevarro featuring Mando, Cara Dune, IG-11 and Kuiil. All finished, the puzzle is 21.25 x 15 inches. When they’ve developed their puzzle skills a bit and have finished The Mandalorian series, this is a great way to keep the play going and get ’em excited for more Star Wars fun! Just watch out for those TIE fighters comin’ atcha!

Stow & Go! Puzzle Accessory — Ravensburger
Stow & Go! Puzzle Accessory — Ravensburger

The puzzles on this list range from suitable for toddlers to big kids and beyond. Some of them might be a little challenging (but not too challenging to complete!) and may require more than one session to place all the pieces together. The Stow & Go! Puzzle Accessory is perfect to keep their hard work in place for another day. Just complete what you can, place your finished portions on the mat then roll it up. Now you can store the puzzle wherever you’d like or take it with you wherever you go! It fits any puzzle up to 1,500 pieces, so don’t worry about leaving a mess while trying to complete a tough puzzle.

Seaside Beauty Puzzle 1000pc — Ravensburger
Seaside Beauty Puzzle 1000pc — Ravensburger

Whether it’s summer or winter, this Seaside Beauty puzzle will make you want to get out there and catch some rays and some waves. At 1,000 pieces, it’s a good challenge for more seasoned puzzlers and a great way to get the whole family involved! Everybody grab some pieces, work on those edges…is that a rock piece? I need that! Once it’s all finished, breathe in that warm ocean air, or air conditioning, sit back and admire the beautiful summer scene.

Political World Map Puzzle 1000pc — Ravensburger
Political World Map Puzzle 1000pc — Ravensburger

The youngins have a puzzle all their own that develops their understanding of the United States. For older kids, they need a bigger picture—or a bigger puzzle, in this case! The Political World Map Puzzle has 1,000 pieces that reveal the continents, oceans and national flags of each country. If they’re learning geography in school, this is a great activity to keep the knowledge flowing from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Give ’em a head start in their studies and develop their problem solving, visual recognition and spatial reasoning skills while you’re at it!

Statue of Liberty with 3D Puzzle — Ravensburger
Statue of Liberty with 3D Puzzle — Ravensburger

Maybe 2D puzzles aren’t their “thing.” In that case, the Statue of Liberty with 3D Puzzle might be right up their alley! Use the 108 pieces to recreate the iconic American landmark, complete with color changing LED lights. This puzzle is ready to use out of the box—there are no other tools needed and no glue. Get the whole family together on family game night to work together and build a 15 inch tall version of Lady Liberty!

Disney Frozen 3D Hologram Ice Castle Puzzle 47pc — Cardinal
Disney Frozen 3D Hologram Ice Castle Puzzle 47pc — Cardinal

Who doesn’t love Frozen? The adventures of Anna, Elsa and Olaf continue in the Disney Frozen 3D Hologram Ice Castle Puzzle, a 47-piece puzzle that comes with step-by-step illustrated instructions! Of course, veteran puzzlers can toss those aside, but beginners can use them to learn how to build the iconic castle and still have lots of fun! This puzzle also includes three character slides that they can slip into position, shine a light on and make them magically appear in the castle!

The Earth 3D Puzzle 540pc — Ravensburger
The Earth 3D Puzzle 540pc — Ravensburger

Ready for a 3D challenge? Take on the world with The Earth 3D Puzzle, a 540-piece puzzle with curved plastic pieces that easily snap together. Learn all about the world as you help ’em piece together the globe, then present it on the included stand when it’s all done. Use this unique puzzle to teach them all about geography, continents, countries and oceans. They may need some help with this one, so get to work and help build a world full of play!