Top 10 Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids 2017


2017 Best Kids’ Jigsaw Puzzles

 

Smiley jigsaw puzzle pieceJigsaw puzzles will never go out of style–they are just too darn fun! For kids, they offer a great way to “flex some mind muscles,” and help with hand-eye coordination at a young age. The top 10 best jigsaw puzzles for kids is therefore an ah-mazing resource ideal for curious young minds.

Enjoy picking from our varied collection that includes sets inspired by Harry Potter, pets, vehicles, bugs, mermaids, and even the plains of Africa. Some sets are wooden for old-school fun, while others are made of up 500 pieces…and will certainly keep your little ‘uns enthralled for hours.

Find the colorful puzzle destined to dazzle your children and feel good knowing you are giving them creative, stimulating toys to play with instead of sitting them in front of the TV. Happy shopping!

What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best jigsaw puzzles for kids for 2017 and 2018 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.

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Post Updated: April 9th, 2017

 

What’s Here:

1. Melissa & Doug Wooden Vehicles Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box
2. Peanuts 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
3. Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Jigsaw Puzzle
4. Aquarius Harry Potter Hogwarts Jigsaw Puzzle
5. Melissa & Doug Wooden Zoo Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box
6. Melissa & Doug World of Bugs 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
7. Springbok Pencil Pushers 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
8. Melissa & Doug Wooden Pets Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box
9. Thomas Kinkade The Little Mermaid 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
10. Melissa & Doug African Plains 24 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Top 10 Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids:

Product name Price
Aquarius Harry Potter Hogwarts Jigsaw Puzzle (1000-Piece) Aquarius Harry Potter Hogwarts Jigsaw Puzzle (1000-Piece) * $15.99
Ceaco Peanuts 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Ceaco Peanuts 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle * $18.00
Ceaco Thomas Kinkade The Disney Dreams Collection The Little Mermaid 750 pc. Jigsaw Puzzle Ceaco Thomas Kinkade The Disney Dreams Collection The Little Mermaid 750 pc. Jigsaw Puzzle * $12.99
Melissa & Doug African Plains Jigsaw 24 pcs Puzzle Melissa & Doug African Plains Jigsaw 24 pcs Puzzle * $9.99
Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Jigsaw Puzzle 12 pc Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Jigsaw Puzzle 12 pc * $7.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Pets Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Pets * $9.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Vehicles Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Vehicles * $11.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Zoo Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Zoo * $11.99
Melissa & Doug World of the Bugs Jigsaw Puzzle, 60-Piece Melissa & Doug World of the Bugs Jigsaw Puzzle, 60-Piece * $6.55
Springbok Pencil Pushers Jigsaw Puzzle, 500-Piece Springbok Pencil Pushers Jigsaw Puzzle, 500-Piece * $13.99
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1. Melissa & Doug Wooden Vehicles Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box

Ages: 3 and up

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Vehicles Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box comes in at #1 of our 2017 top 10 list.

This Melissa & Doug classic puzzle is all wooden, all awesome, and all about vehicles. There are four puzzles, inclusive of a race car, school bus, firetruck, and steam engine. Each puzzle boasts 12 chunky, easy-grasp pieces. Includes storage box.

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2. Peanuts 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Ages: 5 and up

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Second among the ten best jigsaw puzzles for kids in 2017 – Peanuts 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.

The Peanuts Movie was such a cute film! I loved the comics ever since I was a kid—with Snoopy taking the cake as my favorite character. Which is why this puzzle is my must-have to-do for a rainy day. It features a special friendship moment between Snoopy and Woodstock.

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3. Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Jigsaw Puzzle

Ages: 3 and up

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Third up on the list – Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Jigsaw Puzzle.

Another Melissa and Doug favorite. This puzzle depicts Playful Pets, like a pup, kitty, turtle, fish, bird, and bunny. These adorable animals are in the midst of playtime. Talk about cute! Comes with a sturdy, reliable, tote-anywhere wooden storage box.

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4. Aquarius Harry Potter Hogwarts Jigsaw Puzzle

Ages: 7 and up

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Also making the list of the top kids’ jigsaw puzzles this year – Aquarius Harry Potter Hogwarts.

Admittedly, I am still awaiting my letter from Hogwarts. Hehe! But until that owl shows up, this Harry Potter Hogwarts puzzle will have to do. With 1000 puzzle pieces, the finished product depicts the Hogwarts castle, complete with Hedwig the Owl, and the four emblems—Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw.

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5. Melissa & Doug Wooden Zoo Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box

Ages: 3 and up

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Also hitting the “best of” list this year for kids – Melissa & Doug Wooden Zoo Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box.

This bundle of jigsaws take on a zoo theme with an animal for each of the four puzzles. Fitted into a take-along box, this quartet of tote-around, rainy-day fun features a lion, tiger, zebra, and elephant. Must-have for precocious toddlers!

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6. Melissa & Doug World of Bugs 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Ages: 5 and up

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Sixth up among the ten best jigsaw puzzles for kids in 2017 – Melissa & Doug World of Bugs.

Sometimes I see puzzles that take my breath away, like the World of Bugs. This beautiful jigsaw puzzle boasts 60 puzzle pieces of a wow-worthy theme. The insects are detailed, bold, and vibrant, flourishing in their natural habitat of flowers.

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7. Springbok Pencil Pushers 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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The Springbok Pencil Pushers 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle comes in next on the list.

Second favorite of mine on this list. This jigsaw puzzle reminds me of that project where you melt crayons on canvas with a hairdryer. Only way cooler. There are 500 pieces, each with fine, minute details of a colorful whole.

 

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8. Melissa & Doug Wooden Pets Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box

Ages: 3 and up

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At 8th of the top-selling and highly rated children’s jigsaw puzzles is Melissa & Doug Wooden Pets.

Another pets favorite from Melissa and Doug. This four-pack bundle features an animal for each puzzle. There is a pup, fish, kitten, and bird—all happy, healthy, and in their domestic habitats. This collection comes in a sturdy, tote-around box.

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9. Thomas Kinkade The Little Mermaid 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Ages: 7 and up

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Next up on the list – Thomas Kinkade The Little Mermaid 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle.

Oh, how I love Disney. My son’s middle name is Sebastian. Yep, after the beloved crab in The Little Mermaid. Thumbs up! That is my Disney dedication, and this puzzle is another rainy day must-have in my collection. The picture is a beautiful depiction of Ariel and her Prince, Eric.

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10. Melissa & Doug African Plains 24 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Ages: 3 and up

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One of my favorites graces the final position among the top ten kids’ jigsaw puzzles this year – Melissa & Doug African Plains.

Lastly, we have the animals of the African Plains—all happily resting together at a watering hole in the Savannah. This wooden 24-piece puzzle features a flamingo, giraffe, lion, hippo, elephant, and zebra on a beautiful, colorful African sunset backdrop.

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This Top 10 Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.