28 Best Puzzles for Kids of All Ages and Abilities

Puzzles are a great way to build important skills, and they have a place in every playroom and classroom, from preschool through high school. Here are our favorite puzzles for kids from age 2 through high school. You may even find a few that end up on your puzzle board.

Puzzles are more than just creating a picture out of tiny cardboard pieces. They’re great for kids’ development. Working on a puzzle:

  • Develops children’s problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Develops hand-eye coordination
  • Helps children with pattern recognition
  • Helps children develop fine motor skills
  • Helps children with memory
  • Reinforces that we scan left-to-right, for younger children
  • Teaches kids not to give up