From women's history to outer space, artsy cats to world maps, we've featured puzzles to reflect the wide range of Mighty Girls' interests!
There's something soothing about putting together a puzzle. Especially during such a stressful time, many people — kids and adults alike — are finding puzzles to be a welcome distraction, and a fun way to occupy their hands and calm their minds. Plus, a larger scale puzzle can be a terrific family activity: working on one together, chatting all the while, can be a cherished tradition for the whole family to enjoy.
To help you find the perfect puzzle for your Mighty Girl (or yourself!), in this blog post, we've featured a selection of fun, challenging, and unique puzzles for all ages. The selection ranges from beginner puzzles for toddlers and preschoolers that encourage them to pattern match and problem solve, to more complex puzzles for school-aged kids that get them developing spatial awareness, to truly fiendish (and impressive!) building challenges for teens and adults. We've also showcased a wide range of themes to reflect Mighty Girls' varied interests; whether she loves women's history, animals, architecture, or geography, there's sure to be one here that's perfect for every puzzler!
Mighty Girl Puzzles For All Ages
Head off into the jungle with these beginner puzzles from Djeco! The perfect set of first puzzles, these four toddler puzzles feature sturdy laminated pieces sized just right for small hands new to puzzle building. Kids will love the vibrant and bold colors and graphics which encourage them to explore the pieces and talk about the animals they like best. This set includes four puzzles of increasing complexity: the 3-piece lion, 4-piece zebra, 5-piece elephant and 6-piece giraffe. As they build, kids will learn problem solving, fine motor skills, and visual-spatial skills.
This hand-painted, playfully styled puzzle from Melissa and Doug is perfect for the littlest puzzlers! The chunky and brightly colored wooden puzzle pieces fit neatly into their spots on the board and also stand up for additional pretend play. This puzzle features seven brightly colored bugs, including a butterfly, a spider, and a bee, as well as the wooden puzzle frame. For another chunky puzzle kids will love, check out the Chunky Dinosaur Puzzle.
Inspired by the best-selling Jimmy Fallon book Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada comes this colorful and funny puzzle from Mudpuppy! This jumbo 25-piece puzzle features all sorts of animal babies saying their favorite new word. When assembled, the 22" square puzzle is big enough to see every detail, and the storage box has a rope handle so you can take your puzzle fun on the go. Don't forget to check out the Everything Is Mama puzzle, too!
Learn the alphabet with this high-quality puzzle from Hape! This puzzle includes colorfully painted wood letters and a puzzle frame for them to nest in. Sturdy, stand-alone letters let kids learn letter names, alphabetical order, and even spell simple words. They can play with the letters out of the frame, or practice putting them all back away. It's a great way to bring literacy into play.
Explore the world with this world map floor puzzle from Petit Collage that offers plenty of things to spot when it's done! This 24-piece puzzle is made from recycled cardboard dyed with vegetable inks, and the pieces are sturdy and chunky enough to make it easy for preschoolers to put together. When they're done, they can spot world animals, continents, oceans, and more. The whole thing comes packed in a handy box with a cotton rope handle.
This colorful chameleon from BeginAgain teaches numbers 1 to 15 on one side and in English and Spanish on the other. Each chunky, double-sided piece fits sequentially for a rainbow of counting fun! The puzzle includes a 7"x10" wood tray for storage and display. BeginAgain toys are made from sustainably harvested rubber wood with non-toxic, child safe stains, which have been independently tested as BPA and phthalate free — so not only are they durable enough to last, but you'll know they're safe for both kids and the environment.
When a little boy drops his mitten, it's the start of an amazing adventure! Beloved author/illustrator Jan Brett's artwork from The Mitten gets turned into this appealing 24-piece puzzle from the New York Puzzle Company. All the cuddly creatures, from the tiny meadow mouse to the great bear, get to make an appearance! This puzzle has a finished size of 36'' X 24'', with large-scale pieces that are easy to manipulate, perfect as a floor puzzle for one of Brett's many fans.
Enjoy some Unicorn Dreams with this 36-piece floor puzzle from Crocodile Creek! This gorgeous, vibrant puzzle features a scene of unicorns playing in a field full of flowers and trees, packed with touches that kids will love. The pieces of this deluxe floor puzzle are thick and sturdy, perfect for new puzzlers to get used to handling and fitting together. When assembled, it's 27" long x 20" high, so kids can enjoy every detail.
Kids learn all the major bones as they assemble this unique, soft foam puzzle. Great for playtime, this large 15-piece puzzle is 4' tall when assembled, making it life-size for kids. Once assembly is complete, have children lie on top of it so they can see where the major bones are in their own bodies. Each puzzle piece is labeled on reverse side. Your little anatomist will love learning all about their bones with the help of this puzzle!
You can almost feel the ground rumble from the footsteps of the animals on this floor puzzle from Crocodile Creek! This 36-piece floor puzzle features a vivid image of animals like elephants, crocodiles, flamingos, lions, and more, all in a sweeping vista of their natural habitat. The 27" by 20" finished size is big enough that she can enjoy every detail! It's the perfect choice for young animal lovers who dream of seeing their favorite creatures in the wild.
Explore the orchestra and have some search-and-find fun with this puzzle and poster set from Djeco! This 35-piece puzzle features a cheerful scene of woodland animals performing on a variety of different instruments. Once kids have assembled the puzzle, they can work on spotting all of the instruments and creatures depicted in the puzzle's border! This whimsical set includes a 35-piece puzzle with a finished size of 24" x 15", a matching poster of the artwork, and a colorful storage box.
Young dinosaur fans will love this massive floor puzzle from Melissa and Doug featuring many of their favorite species! Thirteen different dinos appear on this 48-piece puzzle, which has a finished size of 2 by 3 feet — perfect for examining the little details. The extra-thick pieces are easy to assemble and durable enough to hold up to lots of use from young puzzlers, and parents will appreciate the easy-clean surface that keeps this exciting puzzle looking like new.
Learn animals and the alphabet in this beautiful rubberwood puzzle! Each unique animal interlocks with the ones before and after it to teach the sequence of letters. The pieces feature upper case letters on one side and lower case on the other, so kids can practice both. Parents will love the sustainable materials and non-toxic finishes, while kids will love the bright, inspiring animal pieces.
Fans of Uni the Unicorn know how much she loves stories of little girls — even if her unicorn friends think they're just made up creatures from fairy tales! This 48-piece puzzle from the New York Puzzle Company, with art by Brigette Barrager, is perfect for fans of Uni and anyone else who loves dreaming of the characters from the books they read. This puzzle has a finished size of 18" by 24", with large-scale pieces that are easy for little hands to hold and manipulate. For another puzzle featuring Uni, check out the Uni the Unicorn: Unicorn Frolic 100-Piece Puzzle.
Assemble a fire-breathing friend with this floor puzzle from Djeco! This 58-piece puzzle assembles to a gigantic, nearly 4 1/2 foot long dragon full of colorful patterns and unique designs. With such vibrant details, this puzzle provides an interesting challenge, even with a comparatively small number of pieces! This puzzle features heavy cardboard stock with high quality graphics laminated on, so it's durable enough to hold up to hours of building.
Step into the forest and follow the music to this magical concert in this puzzle from Emily Winfield Martin and the New York Puzzle Company! This 80-piece puzzle depicts a girl playing for an audience of animals and elves. The finished size of this puzzle is 12'' X 24'', so it's big enough to see details but small enough to complete on a small table. Plus, he high-quality pieces show off the whimsical artwork with a matte finish that avoids glare. It's the perfect puzzle choice for your little dreamer!
Blast off into our solar system with this 70-piece, double-sided puzzle from Mudpuppy! This puzzle includes unique planet-shaped pieces that feature the planet's name translated into French, Spanish, and German on the back; the front of the puzzle displays each planet's name in English. The puzzle measures 23” x 16.5” when complete, just the right size for a desk or small table, and parents will love that the greyboard contains 90% recycled paper, the packaging contains 70% recycled paper, and it is printed with nontoxic, soy-based inks. For an option for younger puzzlers, check out the Solar System Floor Puzzle for ages 3 to 6.
Explore an underwater world with this search and find puzzle from Mudpuppy! This 64-piece puzzle features a vibrant image of underwater creatures — and it's friendly to those creatures, too, since it's made using recycled materials and non-toxic inks. Once kids have assembled it, they can have even more fun hunting for all of the animals featured in the images on the border! This compact 23" by 15.5" puzzle is perfect for a small table, so kids can have hours of search and find fun. Woodland Forest Search and Find Puzzle and the Dinosaur Search and Find Puzzle. Younger puzzlers who love marine life will also enjoy this Underwater Ocean Floor Puzzle for ages 3 to 6.
Enjoy the magical, whimsical world of Emily Winfield Martin with this puzzle from the New York Puzzle Company! This 80-piece puzzle has a finished size of 12" by 24", perfect for kids to assemble on a small table. The elegant illustration of two friends riding unicorns though a forest is perfect for fans of Martin's work, or for anyone who wishes they could have their own unicorn steed.
Horse-loving kids will love studying the different breeds on this puzzle, from the Shetland to the Quarter horse to the Lusitano. Study the naming sheet, which includes breed names in four different languages, to learn about the horse breeds you don't know! This durable and high-quality puzzle has a finished size of 14" long x 19" high, so kids can see all the details in the colorful illustration. For two more animal-themed puzzles from Crocodile Creek, check out the Thirty-Six Sharks Puzzle and the Thirty-Six Insects Puzzle.
Learn your way around all 50 states with this map puzzle from Mudpuppy! This 70-piece double-sided puzzle has state-shaped pieces that feature a graphic on one side, and the state's name and nickname on the back. As kids put the puzzle together, they'll learn about state locations, capitals, landmarks, and more! This 23” x 16.5” puzzle is just the right size for kids, and the colorful illustration encourages them to learn more about American geography. Mudpuppy also makes 70-piece puzzles featuring a Map of Europe and the Solar System.
Learn about 36 different insects in this highlight detailed and challenging 100 piece jigsaw puzzle from Crocodile Creek! This colorful puzzle features realistic images of each insect species, perfect for bug-loving kids (and adults.) The set includes an insect naming sheet to help you learn more about the insects depicted, with the names of the insects listed in four different languages. This puzzle is 14" long x 19" high when complete and comes with a sturdy and appealing canister for storage. For two more animal-themed puzzles from Crocodile Creek, check out the Thirty-Six Horses Puzzle and the Thirty-Six Sharks Puzzle.
Get ready for a sugar rush with this puzzle featuring Vannellope and Wreck-It Ralph from Ravensburger! This colorful 150-piece puzzle based on Wreck-It Ralph 2 includes tons of fun references to the film. At 19.25" by 14", this extra-large puzzle is big enough for kids to see every detail that they love from their favorite movie. Plus, every puzzle piece has a completely unique shape, so kids won't get frustrated trying to figure out which piece goes where. This puzzle is a great option for kids who are ready to transition to bigger puzzle builds.
Pay homage to beloved artist Frida Kahlo with this whimsical puzzle design from Mudpuppy! This colorful puzzle features a tabby cat with a crown of flowers and Frida's distinctive brow. This 100-piece puzzle is a compact 12" square when complete, perfect for doing on a coffee table or side table. The pieces store in a unique 4 1/4" diameter, 4 3/4" tall paint can. Plus, parents will love that it's printed with no-glare, non-toxic inks on sturdy puzzle board that's easy to work with for puzzlers both young and old.
Explore the wonders of the periodic table of elements with this puzzle from Eurographics' line of puzzles for kids! This puzzle depicts the periodic table of elements, complete with elemental symbol, atomic weight, and other information, as well as an illustration of where you might find that element in the real world, from the carbon in a diamond to the fluoride in your toothpaste. This 200-piece puzzle assembles to 13" x 19", big enough to see plenty of details. It's the perfect puzzle for chemistry-loving kids!
Celebrate the joy of wayfinding with this gorgeous 100-piece puzzle from Ravensburger featuring Moana and her friends! Maui, Pua, and HeiHei all appear on Moana's boat in this 19 by 14 inch puzzle, which is made with high-quality puzzle pieces that will hold up to plenty of handling. The precision fit and unique piece shapes reduce frustration, and kids will be proud to show off their handiwork when everything's together.
Explore cities around the world with this puzzle from Crocodile Creek that also comes with a matching poster! When you assemble the 200 pieces of this puzzle, you get a 19" by 13" world map that features continents, prominent cities, and major landmarks from around the world. Kids will love spotting places they know, and learning more about places that are new to them! This set includes the puzzle, a 16” by 24”, and a matching storage canister with a rope handle so you can take your puzzle fun on the go. For two more geography themed puzzles from Crocodile Creek, check out the USA Map Puzzle and Poster and the World Cities Puzzle and Poster.
With this family puzzle, you can enjoy seeing animals big and small, from elephants to flamingos to hippos! This 500-piece family puzzle from Crocodile Creek features a colorful illustration that will appeal to both kids and adults, and its 18" by 24" size is big enough that the whole family can work on it together. These high-quality puzzles are made with sturdy puzzle board that won't tear or bend, even if you assemble and disassemble the puzzle multiple times.
This puzzle is packed full of friendly felines for you to enjoy! The Lots of Cats puzzle from Crocodile Creek features a bright, colorful design of cats in hats, glasses, costumes, and more. This 500-piece puzzle is made with high-quality puzzle board that's durable enough that it won't tear or break, even if you assemble and disassemble the puzzle multiple times. The finished size is 18" x 24", big enough to see every detail — and for families to work on this puzzle together! If you're a dog-lover instead, check out the Lots of Dogs 500-Piece Puzzle, also from Crocodile Creek.
Bring the beauty of songbirds into your home with this 500-piece family puzzle from Mudpuppy! This Songbirds puzzle is designed to do in a mixed-age group, with thick, glossy pieces that are easy for everyone to hold and handle. Budding birdwatchers will love the colorful images — they'll spot cardinals, sparrows, finches, and more! The completed puzzle is 22" by 22", but it stores disassembled in a handy 8" by 8" by 2" box. Plus, parents will love the eco-friendly materials used in both the puzzle and its packaging!
Have some puzzling fun — and learn about the human body — with this 100-piece double-sided puzzle from Melissa & Doug! This detailed puzzle illuminates the inner workings of the body. One on side, you'll learn about the skeletal structure, and learn the names of major bones like the pelvis, humerus, radius, and skull. On the other side, you'll see the organs and circulatory system, and even discover details like the pituitary gland and appendix. This puzzle, which is four feet long when assembled, features an easy-clean surface and extra-thick pieces that ensure kids can put it together over and over.
Just like you, this unicorn loves to read! This 500-piece puzzle from Mudpuppy is the perfect choice for both unicorn and book fans. You'll particularly enjoy spotting the clever references to famous titles scattered on the book covers! This colorful and clever unicorn puzzle is 20" square when complete, large enough for more than one person to work on at once,and you'll love that it's made with recycled materials and printed with non-toxic inks.
Learn about the inner workings of the human body with this puzzle from Genius Games! Dr. Livingston's human anatomy jigsaw puzzles feature artwork by certified medical illustrator Mesa Schumacher, so they're intricately detailed and accurate, perfect for budding doctors and anatomists. This custom-shaped puzzle is 21" x 20", twice the size of a real human thorax, and features details of the ribs, lungs, thoracic vertebrae, and heart. Plus, when you combine this puzzle with others from the series, including the Human Head Puzzle and Human Abdomen Puzzle, you can create a 10-foot-long human anatomy model to study!
Take your puzzling to a new dimension with this 4D Hogwarts puzzle from 4D Cityscape! These puzzles combine a standard flat puzzle with 3D models that you can put in place to envision different scenes from the Harry Potter series. First, you'll assemble the jigsaw puzzle depicting Hogwarts and its surroundings, as well as a border featuring creatures and key locations. Then, you'll put some of the over 30 models in place to make your puzzle pop! Fans will love the sturdy pieces and detailed models, and the set even comes with an Official Guide to Hogwarts.
Howard Miller's emblem of female strength, Rosie the Riveter, is picture perfect in this 1000-piece puzzle! This puzzle from EuroGraphics features the iconic Miller portrait of a flexing Rosie delcaring, "We can do it!" This high-quality puzzle has easy-fit pieces made of sturdy, recycled cardboard and is finished with vegetable-based inks. It's beautiful enough to display — or take it apart for more puzzling fun later!
Bring together the classic architecture of New York, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and the World Trade Center, with this 3D puzzle from CubicFun! The included instruction book provides guidance for kids as they assemble their model to look just like the iconic structures. This 123-piece puzzle is made from premium paper and sturdy foam board, for a fun building experience that requires no tools or glue. The finished size is 14.5" by 9" by 16.5", perfect for an exciting display.
Curiouser and curiouser! This 1,000-piece puzzle from the New York Puzzle Company features John Tenniel's classic cover artwork from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This puzzle has a finished size of 26.625''x19.25'', so it's big enough to work on as a whole family. With iconic characters like the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and more, as well as Alice in Wonderland herself, this puzzle celebrates the original and imaginative world of Wonderland.
To boldly go where no man has gone before? You mean no one. Pay tribute to the inspiring women of Star Trek — medics, captains, science officers, and more — with this 1000 piece, 19 1/4" by 26 5/8" puzzle from Cobble Hill. Since the original series debuted in 1966, Star Trek has been breaking barriers and making television history with its diverse depictions of women. This collage image features many of the bold women who have made the Star Trek universe so inspiring to generations of girls and women, from Lt. Nyota Uhuru in the original series, fan favorites like Dr. Crusher, Kira Nerys, and Jadsia Dax, to Captain Janeway, the first female lead character in a Star Trek series.
Explore the wonders of our solar system with this gorgeous 1,000-piece puzzle from Chafin! This puzzle features a thrilling view, with the moon and an astronaut in the foreground, and our Sun, the Earth, and other planets in the background. Iconic elements of space history, from the lunar lander to the space shuttle, also put in an appearance, for an image that will delight anyone who dreams of sailing beyond our atmosphere. This puzzle is 27.5" x 19.75" when complete, and even comes with a poster you can put up on display! For another stunning space-themed puzzle, check out the Eurographics puzzle The Stars which features a breathtaking image of V838 Monocerotis.
It’s a little-known fact that all four Hogwarts houses are equally good at jigsaw puzzles. No matter where you’re sorted, you’re guaranteed to love putting together this 500-piece puzzle bearing the four house animals: the lion, the serpent, the raven and the badger, against bold backgrounds based on house colors. Sturdy puzzleboard and tight-fitting pieces in bold colors that make it easy to assemble, and the longer, narrower rectangular format results in a unique completed look. It's sure to be a hit with any fan of the Wizarding World.
Over 20 of the fascinating creatures from the Jurassic period are illustrated on this jigsaw puzzle, including the beloved brachiosaurus, the stegosaurus and the carnivorous allosaurus. This 1000-piece puzzle from Eurographics features detailed drawings drawn from scientific analysis of fossils, and with a finished size of finished size of 19.25" x 26.5", she'll be able to see every detail. It's sure to be a hit with budding paleontologists!
Imagine yourself joining Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin with this 850-piece 3D puzzle from Wrebbit! Follow the illustrated directions (written in English, French, and Spanish) to create a beautiful scale model of Hogwarts that's perfect for display. This puzzle's pieces are backed with 1/4" thick foam, so they're easy to put together and sturdy enough when the model is complete. The finished project is 19.75 x 15.25 x 18.5 inches and features realistic details that fans will love! For more books, toys, and more featuring the Wizarding World, visit our our Hermione Granger Collection.