Looking for a fun family activity? Why not try a jigsaw puzzle! Check out this fun roundup of 48 beautiful and exciting jigsaw puzzles the whole family will enjoy putting together.
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Puzzles have increased in popularity over the last year and it’s no mystery why. They are a great activity you can do on your own or as a family with amazing benefits to your overall well-being. Jigsaw puzzles relieve stress and promote a sense of calm and tranquility. They allow us to put our devices down and, when doing a puzzle with family, enjoy the company of the people we love!
Putting a jigsaw puzzle together as a family is a fun activity for cold and rainy days. They are a great collaborative project everyone can work on, including family members of all ages. If you have a space to keep the puzzle, you can leave it out over several days or weeks while working on it. When anyone in the family needs a little down time, they can head over to the puzzle and work on it!
With jigsaw puzzles growing in popularity, there is now a bigger variety of puzzles to choose from! You can find a puzzle for any holiday, occasion or special interest you want. Many puzzle companies create puzzles featuring artwork from contemporary artists, making them a great way to experience new art. Plus, these puzzles look beautiful framed when they are completed!
With so many puzzles to choose from, here are some tips to choose the right puzzle for your family to work on next.
Tips for choosing your next family puzzle!
Choose a puzzle with a theme everyone will be excited about. If your family is new to puzzling, choosing a fun theme will hold everyone’s interest longer.
Start with a 500-piece puzzle if you aren’t sure what size to start with. This will give you a good idea if your next puzzle should be bigger, like 1000 pieces, or smaller.
If you have smaller children and aren’t sure of their puzzling ability, start small! Choosing a puzzle that is too difficult may result in frustration. A 64-or 100-piece puzzle may be a good place to start, or even a 48 piece, but it depends on each child!
Circular puzzles are great because they usually don’t have a top or bottom. Everyone can gather around the puzzle and work with the images facing them.
If you want to lower the difficulty level, look for a puzzle with little scenes or vignettes. This breaks a larger puzzle down into smaller puzzles, This is great for puzzling with kids. Try to avoid puzzles with large expanses of a similar color or texture.
Another way to lower the difficultly level of a puzzle is to look for puzzles that are color blocked with similar colors or patterns grouped together.
Seek-and-Find puzzles are really fun for families with kids! Once the puzzle is assembled, search for the missing things as a family to extend the activity.
Look for inclusive puzzles that promote diversity or offer a chance to learn or grow. There are many new social justice puzzles that are also great for starting conversations as a family.
Choose a puzzle with the intention of framing it and hanging it somewhere special in your home. The whole family will have helped create a piece of artwork for the home!
Enjoy the work of your favorite artists by choosing a puzzle featuring their artwork! If you follow artists on social media, like Instagram, they will often share when their art is featured on a puzzle and where you can buy it.
Try a glow-in-the-dark puzzle or 3D puzzle to shake things up!
Looking for a challenge? Try a puzzle with more pieces, larger areas of the same color or pattern or a motif that repeats itself in multiple places!
Once you have the puzzle picked out, find a great location to puzzle! A table where everyone can gather around is perfect. If you plan on using your kitchen table, make sure you can finish the puzzle in one sitting or plan to enjoy dinner outside or in another location for the night (or a few days)! Sorting Trays are handy and can be especially helpful when building with a group. Younger kids may also enjoy sorting pieces into the trays.
Fun Family Jigsaw Puzzles the Whole Family Will Enjoy!
48 Fun Family Jigsaw Puzzles
There are so many interesting and unique puzzles to choose from. Here are 48 puzzles that would be great builds for your next family puzzle day!
Featuring art by Fumiha Tanaka, this beautiful puzzle is full of colorful vintage butterflies. The round shape makes this puzzle extra fun to put together as the pieces change shape as they near the center.
The whole family will enjoy this colorful puzzle. Created by artist Elena Essex, this puzzle is full of interesting animals that pop on a black background. A poster of the image is included - perfect for building with multiple people! This puzzle also looks amazing framed. (We framed ours!)
It's colorful, has dinosaurs and glows-in-the-dark! This puzzle has it all with it's bright and colorful dinosaur scene. This puzzle is sure to appeal to family members of all ages. The excitement of seeing it glow-in-the-dark once assembled will motivate everyone to complete this build.
Enjoy crystals and gems in a beautiful array of rainbow colors with this Rainbow Crystals puzzle by Galison. Each stone has a unique texture and color making it a great choice for families with younger kids or for experienced puzzlers who want a quick build.
Everyone's favorite Pixar characters are brought to life with this fun jigsaw puzzle!.This puzzle features nine smaller scenes making this a great choice for families! Each person can work on their favorite movie.
Butterfly Hug is one of six puzzles showcasing street art by the Lost Wall Project. These striking puzzles have fascinating stories behind each piece of artwork and will be fun for the whole family to put together. Butterfly Hug was painted in Los Angeles by Dina Saadi and comes in a beautiful in a beautiful box also making it a great gift for fans of street art.
Grab the family and put together this inspirational puzzle by Mudpuppy featuring 16 women who have made an impact on our world. Lydia Ortiz is the illustrator behind this puzzle and other Mudpuppy favorites including Little Scientists and Little Artists. All three puzzles are fun for all ages and a great opportunity to talk and learn about these important people as a family.
Fans of the great outdoors will enjoy this beautiful, retro-style puzzle of America's National Parks. Featuring vintage pictures with fun colors, animals and landmarks, this puzzle is perfect for families and groups of puzzlers. Pick a park and all complete it together or each work on your favorites.
This exciting Amusement Park puzzle by Think2Master is a great puzzle for families with little kids. This 100 piece puzzle includes letters on the back of the pieces to help guide puzzlers on where the pieces go. A great learning tool and a fun puzzle to complete together. Once complete search the puzzle for all of the fun rides.
Dinner with the family looks extra fun in this colorful world featuring art by illustrator Asahi Nagata. The colorful prints and patterns along with the interesting dinner guests make this a fun choice for a family puzzle.
Fans of LEGO? Grab the family and start putting together this fun and colorful minifigure puzzle. The minifigures are all unique making this a great puzzle pick for kids. My kids love to claim their favorite characters and assemble those first!
If your family loves Harry Potter, they'll love putting together this Harry Potter collage puzzle! New York Puzzle Company has a huge selection of HP puzzles. This one is great for families as it's broken down into vignettes featuring Harry Potter book covers. Want more of a challenge? Try the larger version, a 1000 piece HP Collage Puzzle.
Your family will love assembling this round puzzle filled with animals from all over the world! A great puzzle to gather around and perfect for families with young children. This puzzle features animals divided into five main habitats making it a great learning tool as well as a fun family activity.
Looking for a first family puzzle to do with the littlest members of your family? This colorful and cute Splash Pad puzzle, by Little Likes Kids, is perfect! The large pieces make it easy for tiny ones and this cute image make it a fun puzzle for everyone. Little Likes Kids has a great selection of 48 piece puzzles with an emphasis on depicting families of mixed race and ethnicity.
You're family will be transported to Anna Maria Island with this fun Beach Day puzzle by BetterCo. This bright and vivid puzzle has plenty of cute animals to assemble - including dolphins, pelicans and a sea turtle. The puzzle also comes with a poster - perfect for building with multiple people.
This brightly colored puzzle creates the fun shape of a whale when complete! Made by Mudpuppy, this puzzle is filled with fun, brightly colored illustrations of sea life. The curved edges make this puzzle extra fun to assemble!
This space puzzle is no ordinary puzzle! Featuring fun retro artwork by illustrator Brad Albright, this puzzle is unique in that it comes with two 3D glasses. After assembling you can view your puzzle in a new dimension. Even without the glasses, the artwork is popping right out of the puzzle!
Celebrate kindness, diversity and love with this colorful puzzle by Mudpuppy. The illustration is full of positive messages like "Be Kind Rain or Shine" and "Love Wins" making it a great pick for family puzzle day.
Your family will enjoy putting together this Galison puzzle featuring a collection of VHS tapes. The movie puns along with Bethany Robertson's quirky illustration are a perfect combination. The puzzle also features gold foil accents which make it extra special!
Grab the family and assemble this magical unicorn puzzle! With gorgeous colors, this puzzle features three majestic unicorns playing in the water. Looking for a unicorn puzzle with less pieces? Check out this similar 200 piece unicorn puzzle, Mysterious Unicorns, also by Ravensburger.
This story time puzzle is one of our favorites to assemble! With books that family members of all ages will recognize, this puzzle by White Mountain is a walk down memory lane. The distinct characters and books make assembling this puzzle a little easier - even though it is 1000 pieces!
If your family loves escape rooms and jigsaw puzzles, try the combined version with one of Ravensburger's escape room puzzles! There are several to choose from all with the same concept. Start by reading the story, then assemble the puzzle and solve the riddles. Perfect for families with older kids or adults who are looking for a challenge. *We just tried this Observatory Escape room and enjoyed it. The pieces were overall pretty dark making assembling it tricky. We did need to use the website for help with some of the clues, but when we figured it out at the end everyone was really excited!
If you've have yet to try a wooden puzzle you are in for a treat with this beautiful wooden butterfly puzzle by Hodslen Woods. Each piece has a unique and interesting shape, many of them animals that offer a fun challenge. The puzzles comes with an adhesive sticker so you can display it, without having to frame it, once it is complete.
Put together this colorful and funny puzzle by Galison featuring life before social media. Full of lots of good humor, this puzzle may be best for older kids and adults. The small vignettes help make this 1000 piece puzzle feel smaller. After you complete it, be sure to post a photo on social media! lol ;)
Family's with dog lovers will have a barking good time putting this dog-themed puzzle together. Featuring artwork by Terry Fry Kasuba, this puzzle is adorable with bright, cheerful colors and funny dog shirts to read while making it.
Cats + Music icons = amazing puzzle! This Mudpuppy puzzle features adorable cats as your favorite musicians. If you enjoy this puzzle, be sure to check out Bookish Cats with your favorite writer cat portraits.
This beautiful and warm puzzle, by Costa Rican illustrator and mother Dora Cuena, is the perfect puzzle for a calm and relaxing evening with the family. Jiggy Puzzles celebrate artists and are perfect for framing once completed. They even come with a bottle of puzzle glue. A wonderful way to add art to your home while also engaging in a great family activity.
This puzzle, illustrated by Australian artist Ilya Milstein, depicts a delightful scene with family and friends in a colorful and eclectic apartment. The patterns and textures will keep this puzzle engaging throughout! Overall, it is a fun scene to work on!
Looking for a different kind of puzzle? Try a 3D puzzle by Wrebbit like this Harry Potter-themed Diagon Alley puzzle! Fans will love recreating this iconic location from the books and movies. It is also fun to display on a bookshelf or table once completed.
Calling all Marvel fans! Your family will love this colorful Ravensburger puzzles filled with your favorite characters from the Marvel universe. A fun puzzle, your family can claim their favorite superheroes to build.
This gorgeous puzzle by San Francisco artist Ceyda Alasar celebrates our homes, our unique differences and our beautiful similarities. This colorful puzzle is perfect for everyone and will resonate with many who found joy in puzzling over the last year.
This beautiful bird puzzle is one of the newest puzzles by artist Elena Essex. The circular design means your family can crowd around and each have a section facing them! Sorting trays would come in handy for this puzzle with the distinct sections of color.
Your family will love this Alice in Wonderland-themed puzzle featuring the beautiful and vibrant artwork of Dean MacAdam. While this is a larger puzzle at 1000 pieces, the colorful characters will keep it interesting and slightly easier to assemble. If you love the style of this puzzle, be sure to also check out this Wizard of Oz-themed puzzle also featuring artwork of Dean MacAdam.
The Joe Journeyman puzzles are a fun way to celebrate your favorite sports teams! These unique puzzles are a combination puzzle and Where's Waldo. The puzzles feature a stadium, popular city landmarks and lots of funny little pictures to discover along they way. Once assembled, search for the items listed at the bottom of the puzzle and of course, Joe Journeyman!
Enjoy assembling this beautiful modern puzzle featuring artwork by Brazilian artist Rafaela Mascaro. Relax and have fun with the eclectic mix of prints and colors along with vibrant plants in every corner.
This magical Zodiac Mountain puzzle is part of Buffalo Games Special Effects Series. Your family will have fun assembling the colorful sky of astrological signs. Once finished, turn off the lights and enjoy the glowing scene.
This delightful puzzle features Koala's home with a different little scene in each room. From dancing polar bears to penguins gardening on the patio, this puzzle has so much to look at. Illustrated by Uta Krogmann, this puzzle is sure to be a hit with your family.
This gorgeous Galison puzzle features colorful and vibrant feathers. Gold foil makes this puzzle extra special and fun to put together. Illustrated by Margaret Berg, this is a great puzzle for the family to do any time of the year.
This puzzle is perfect for candy fans young and old! With dozens of your favorites,from big names in candy to old classics, your family will have fun putting this puzzle together. Charlie Girard is the artist behind this puzzle and other popular collage puzzles in the White Mountain collection.
Spend some time with the workers of Dunder MIfflin while you assemble this fun Office-themed puzzle. All your favorite characters are there including the world's best boss, Micheal Scott! Perfect for families who enjoy the show together.
This fun puzzle is covered in lots and lots of animals! The whole family will have fun putting this one together with so many funny faces! If you enjoy this one, Crocodile Creek also makes Lots of Dogs and Lots of Cats. The same designs also come in smaller 72 piece puzzles.
Ready for a challenge? This 2000 piece puzzle by Ravensburger features everyone's favorite Disney villains plus other Disney characters. The Villainous collection includes smaller 1000 piece puzzles focused on individual villains like this Hades puzzle or this Maleficent puzzle.
This epic Star Wars puzzle is a must-do for fans! With 2000 pieces and lots of fun little scenes to make you laugh, this puzzle is perfect for families. After completing the puzzle you'll be challenged to find 12 hidden objects.