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Feeling a bit squirrely at the thought of even more indoor time with the kids as the temperatures cool? Now’s the time to stock up on learning activities that don’t involve screens. Whether you want 3D puzzles, floor puzzles for young kids or 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles to keep older kids engaged for hours, you’ll find all the inspiration you need here. With popular characters from Dr. Seuss, Baby Shark, Super Mario, Frozen 2, Harry Potter, Star Wars and more, boys and girls won’t even realize these fun puzzles for kids are brain builders, too.

Best Floor Puzzles

Dr. Seuss The Cat in The Hat Floor Puzzle

Suitable for ages 2 and up

If the sun doesn’t shine and it’s too cold to play, break out this Cat in The Hat puzzle for the day! With large, easy-to-grasp and high-contrast pieces, floor puzzles like this are ideal for boosting hand-eye coordination in toddlers and preschoolers. Plus, they’ll love assembling their favourite mischievous cat from Dr. Seuss.

Number of pieces: 24

Best Floor Puzzles

Search and Find Beneath the Waves Floor Puzzle by Melissa & Doug

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Budding marine biologists get double the fun with this four-foot-long beauty. Kids will discover underwater creatures as they put the educational puzzle together, and then they can find and count the sea animals when it’s complete. Sturdy construction and easy-clean pieces make this one a keeper.

Number of pieces: 48

Best Floor Puzzles

Disney Pixar Filmstrip Friends

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Recall your favourite movie scenes as you and your little one reveal beloved Disney characters like Dory from Finding Nemo, Woody from Toy Story and Violet and Dash from The Incredibles. With 60 pieces to keep children busy for hours, this floor puzzle for kids really saves the day!

Number of pieces: 60

Best Jigsaw Puzzles for Young Kids

Dr. Seuss: Thing 1 and 2 Puzzle

Suitable for ages 2 and up

This puzzle won’t bite you, it wants to have fun, because out of the box come Thing Two and Thing One! With bright, stimulating colours and large pieces, this is a terrific starter puzzle for Dr. Seuss fans at the younger end of the three-to-five age range.

Number of pieces: 24

Best Jigsaw Puzzles for Young Kids

Trolls World Tour Puzzle

Suitable for ages 4 and up

If your little ones have been humming “Just Sing” since Trolls 2 came out, they’ll go wild for this puzzle that contains one of four surprise scenes from the movie. Assembly may only take an hour or two—but they’ll be playing with the pink, sparkly microphone-shaped container for months!

Number of pieces: 48

Best Jigsaw Puzzles for Young Kids

Toy Story 4 Surprise Puzzle

Suitable for ages 4 to 6

Toy Story fans will adore the collectible tin and reference poster inside as much as they enjoy putting the jigsaw puzzle together. The super-affordable price makes it a great gift idea for birthdays and Christmas alike. (Fun twist: They won’t know which one of two Toy Story puzzles they got until they open it!)

Number of pieces: 48

Best 3D Puzzles

Frozen 2 Hologram Puzzle

Suitable for ages 4 to 6

Elsa, Anna or Olaf? Once your little Frozen 2 fan builds this translucent ice castle puzzle, they can choose one of the three characters to put inside and light it up with the glow of a smartphone. Get ready for squeals of excitement and hours of post-assembly play!

Number of pieces: 47

Best 3D Puzzles

Rubik's Cube Family Pack

Suitable for ages 8 to 10

Reignite your childhood obsession with Rubik’s Cube! The 2×2 version included—also known as the Mini Cube or Pocket Cube—offers a smaller, slightly easier introduction to the classic 3×3 educational puzzle. The keyring, meanwhile, doubles as a fidget toy and brain teaser on the go.

Number of pieces: 3 cubes

Ravensburger Eiffel Tower 3D Puzzle

Best 3D Puzzles

Eiffel Tower 3D Puzzle

Suitable for ages 12 and up

Has there ever been a better time to take a virtual trip? Teens can savour a taste of Paris thanks to this 3D version of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Build it solo as a stress-busting alternative to video games and social media or make it together in a fun family night complete with homemade crepes.

Number of pieces: 216

Spark Wooden Puzzle Set of four animal puzzles

Best Wooden Puzzles

Wooden Puzzle Set, Pack of 4

Suitable for ages 18 months to 5 years

Naming the fuzzy bunny, getting the smiley pig to fit in its spot and grabbing the pink unicorn—what looks like play will actually build memory, spatial and coordination skills. With cute graphics and animals galore, these four wooden puzzles for kids are bound to be a hit! (These interactive electronic toys for kids will also keep them entertained.)

Number of pieces: 16

Best Wooden Puzzles

Pinkfong Baby Shark Wooden Puzzle with Song

Suitable for ages 2 to 4

If you don’t already have the famous Baby Shark song stuck in your head, you will soon! This interactive children’s puzzle plays the popular Baby Shark Song and will have your little one learning shapes and giggling as they fit the wooden shark family pieces into their spots.

Number of pieces: 5

Best Wooden Puzzles

PJ Masks Wood Jigsaw Puzzles, Pack of 7

Suitable for ages 6 to 10

Doing puzzles feels more like an adventure when they feature Catboy, Owlette and Gekko of PJ Masks fame. You’ll feel like a super-value superhero, too, because this affordable puzzle box includes one 24-piece puzzle, three 16-piece puzzles and three 12-piece puzzles for days of fun.

Number of pieces: 108

Best 1000-Piece Puzzles

Winter Wonderland Deluxe Puzzle

Suitable for ages 7 and up

Dreaming of picturesque winter days—but not so sure you want to trek out in the cold? This small-town scene with frost-coated trees and river skating will almost make you reconsider. Plus, it’s a challenging puzzle that will give your brain a workout, making it perfect for family bonding time.

Number of pieces: 1,000

Best 1000-Piece Puzzles

Life Is Sweet Jigsaw Puzzle

Suitable for ages 14 and up

This popular and affordable 1,000-piece puzzle from Buffalo Games’ contemporary art series is the cherry on top of the hot fudge sundae! Plenty of pattern and colour amps up the puzzle’s complexity, making this a great weekend project for the whole family.

Number of pieces: 1,000

Best Disney Puzzles

Disney Frozen 2 Puzzle Set, Pack of 12

Suitable for ages 4 to 10

Evocative artwork highlights all of the precious moments from the beloved Frozen 2 movie, featuring Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven. Thankfully, this value puzzle box—with five 48-piece puzzles, five 63-piece puzzles and two 100-piece puzzles—offers weeks of entertainment so your pint-sized fans never have to let it go.

Number of pieces: 755

Best Disney Puzzles

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo in the Aquarium Puzzle Set, Pack of 3

Suitable for ages 5 and up

Let your little one bring their favourite Finding Nemo characters to life with these three 49-piece puzzles. They’ll get major satisfaction when they complete the puzzles and you can even frame them as wall décor for your child’s room. (Your little ones might also love the 50 best toys of 2020.)

Number of pieces: 147

Best Harry Potter Puzzles

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone Puzzle

Suitable for ages 12 and up

Harry, Hermione, Ron, Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, Hedwig the owl and even the goblin from Gringotts Wizarding Bank star on this puzzle, sure to delight Harry Potter fans. It’s based on the original film poster, reminding us that the movie came out almost 20 years ago, in 2001—can you believe it?

Number of pieces: 550

Best Harry Potter Puzzles

Harry Potter Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and Daily Prophet 3D Puzzle

Suitable for ages 14 and up

A 3D project for the Harry Potter fan, this recreates two famed buildings from the Harry Potter books (and films), Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley and the headquarters of Britain’s wizard newspaper, the Daily Prophet. Be sure to wrap this puzzle up for all of the Harry Potter fans on your Christmas and birthday lists.

Number of pieces: 280

Best Star Wars Puzzles

Star Wars Millenium Falcon Puzzle

Suitable for ages 8 and up

This midsize puzzle delivers serious old-school vibes with its characters from the 1977 film, Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV). Sure, your kids will love it, but so will kids-at-heart. So why not do it together as a family and then score major mom points by surprising them with a Star Wars decorated cake?

Number of pieces: 300

Best Star Wars Puzzles

Star Wars Episode IX 1000-Piece Puzzle

Suitable for ages 14 and up

Get the whole family off the couch and gathered around the puzzle table as you piece together Rey, Finn, Poe and other key characters from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX). (We’ve also selected our 30 favourite board games for your next family game night. Just add popcorn!)

Number of pieces: 1,000

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