The 10 Best Puzzles For Kids

Updated January 06, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Looking for a way to keep your children quiet and entertained at the same time? Try one of these puzzles for kids. Coming in a variety of designs suitable for different age ranges, they are not only a great way to keep children busy on a rainy day, but can also help develop concentration, focus, hand-eye coordination, and shape and color recognition. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best puzzle for kids on Amazon.

10. Ravensburger Pirate Battle

From one of the most trusted names in the world of puzzles comes the Ravensburger Pirate Battle. It's a great choice for your young swashbuckler aged six years or older. Once finished, it can be framed and hung to create a unique decoration for your child's room.
  • good value for a 100-piece puzzle
  • challenging but not frustrating
  • pieces can fray on the edges
Brand Ravensburger
Model 10666
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

9. Learning Journey: Glow in The Dark Space

The Learning Journey: Glow in The Dark Space is like two puzzles in one. When the lights are on, it's a colorful, whimsical artist's representation of all the planets in our solar system. In the dark, the planets glow in a bright ethereal yellow against a black sky.
  • reinforces object recognition
  • pieces snap together tightly
  • kids may require parental help
Brand The Learning Journey
Model 782545
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

8. Frozen 4-Pack

Considering it's based on one of the most popular Disney cartoons in years, it's almost a no-brainer that kids will love the Frozen 4-Pack. As the name implies, it comes as a set of four puzzles, for roughly the same price as most parents normally pay for just one.
  • each puzzle has 60 pieces
  • shows classic scenes from the movie
  • pieces don't come in reusable bags
Brand Frozen
Model 6029933
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. Bepuzzled 3D Deluxe T-Rex

Take puzzle building to a whole new level with the Bepuzzled 3D Deluxe T-Rex. It is comprised of 49 interlocking, crystalline pieces and is not only enjoyable to work on, but exquisite to display as well. It is sure to please any budding paleontologists.
  • stays together well once assembled
  • vibrant green color
  • best for kids 10 and older
Brand Bepuzzled
Model 30968
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. SainSmart Jr. HeaUp

SainSmart Jr. HeaUp is essentially a physical version of the all-time classic game Tetris. Unlike most other puzzles this one allows for multiple configurations, all of which can be correct, as long as children can make all of the pieces fit within the wooden frame.
  • improves spatial reasoning
  • challenging for adults too
  • stands up well to regular use
Brand SainSmart Jr.
Model Jr. Sparkle CB-23
Weight 7.2 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

5. Mudpuppy Construction

The 25-piece Mudpuppy Construction measures 22" square, and is comprised of jumbo-sized pieces that are easy for small fingers to maneuver as they improve their motor skills. When not in use, the pieces can be stored in the box, which has a sturdy rope handle for toting.
  • child-safe soy-based inks
  • made from recycled paper
  • holds together well on carpet
Brand Mudpuppy
Model 9780735333055
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

4. Melissa & Doug USA Map

The Melissa & Doug USA Map is a great choice for kids aged six years and older. Its large size makes it both easy and fun, and the more a child plays with the puzzle, the better they will come to know United States geography, including state capitals.
  • also shows hawaii and alaska
  • coated with an easy-to-clean surface
  • illustrated with state hallmarks
Brand Melissa & Doug
Model 440
Weight 2.9 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Matney Mat

With the gigantic Matney Mat your kids can enjoy learning their letters, studying numbers, and creating a massive puzzle all at once. The pieces are made from a thick, soft foam, so once it's assembled, it doubles as a play area mat.
  • can be used to spell words
  • pieces also assemble into cubes
  • water and mold-resistant
Brand MatneyÃ'®
Weight 5.7 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics

Intended for kids three years of age and older, The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics will teach them the basics of counting, addition, and subtraction using 30 puzzle cards. There are also similar sets available for everything from spelling to sequencing.
  • designed to be self-correcting
  • brightly colored illustrations
  • promotes multiple types of learning
Brand The Learning Journey
Model 288528
Weight 1.5 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. BeginAgain Animal Parade

The BeginAgain Animal Parade is not only fun and engaging, but it's educational, too. While assembling the puzzle, kids can learn about different animals and their names, the letters of the alphabet, and colors. The pieces can also be used as play figures.
  • handcrafted from sustainable wood
  • made with all non-toxic stains
  • has uppercase and lowercase letters
Brand BeginAgain
Model I1301
Weight 8.6 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 06, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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