The Best Jigsaw Puzzles for the Whole Family (or the quiet introvert)
Updated: Jan 10
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Now that you're spending all day at home by yourself, with a partner, or your kids, it's time to relax and train your brain simultaneously. How about making a puzzle? Putting together all the pieces can actually be a therapeutic activity!
Did you know that puzzling is a great activity for your mental health? It also trains your brain to stay alert and teaches kids reasoning and visual skills. So consider it an educational activity for the entire family!
Here are some of the benefits of puzzling:
They help develop your reasoning skills
They develop your problem-solving skills
They lower your stress levels
They will instantly boost your mood
They develop your hand-eye coordination skills
They develop motor skills
They improve your mental speed
Of course, there are different levels of puzzles - easy, medium, and hard. Those with over 1000 pieces are considered difficult.
If you are putting together puzzles with children, begin with an easy puzzle like this fun easy clown puzzle:
Kids love colorful puzzles
Large pieces are easier for them to handle and co-ordinate
There are many great kids jigsaw puzzles on Amazon too. My favorites include:
For Nature Lovers
These are the puzzles for gardening, flower, and nature lovers. There is something aesthetically pleasing about beautiful puzzles. Once you're done, you can frame them and hang them up on your wall as a piece of art!
If you prefer something more multicolored, check out this crocus spring flower puzzle:
Do you know why people find puzzles to be relaxing? It all comes down to dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for making us feel pleasure. Puzzles activate this feeling of pleasure and improve our mood, almost instantly.
So next time you're bored while staying at home, try something other than staring at a computer or phone screen for long periods of time.
Travel Photography Puzzles
This is the puzzle for those who love to travel, like to look at travel photos. You can immortalize a place through a puzzle.
Here is a puzzle: Aalborg City Square in Denmark Jigsaw Puzzle
Or, check out this cool medieval city puzzle from the city the famous Dracula once lived!
Okay, now it's time for some quirky and different puzzles.
Have you considered something gothic and a bit scary? This is one to hang up on the wall as a modern art piece!
This is the Galison Now House by Jonathan Adler and it's great for abstract art fans:
If you're working from home, it can become hard to stay productive. But did you know that solving puzzles improves productivity and gives your brain that kick in the butt that is going to get you back to work mode?
Try something relaxing like a food-themed puzzle! Here's a vegetarian sushi puzzle that's quick and easy!
Okay, I've shared some puzzles with you but don't forget there are thousands of options to choose from, so pick something that will make you happy and start feeling the positivity today!
So, grab a glass of wine (or some pop), and have some fun. If you're puzzling with the kids, grab some sweet snacks and start putting all the pieces together!