Astronaut – Patch Products – 24 pieces

This is one puzzle from a box of 10 double-sided educational kids puzzles that are 24 pieces each. I was impressed with the quality of the pieces, and I really enjoyed the educational aspect of the puzzle too. I got 10 puzzles for $1.99 at the thrift store, quite a bargain!

Space – Patch Products – 24 pieces

Both sides had beautiful images, and all the puzzles were in excellent condition. Once I complete all 10 of them they’ll be on their way to the school my daughter works for so they can continue to be enjoyed. 🙂

Astronaut 1

The space puzzle had fun information, I love puzzles with a purpose! ❤

Snowman Trio

Snowman Trio
Snowman Trio by William Vanderdasson – Wenthworth – 25 pieces

This assembly was a special request by my youngest son. It is 3 weeks until Christmas, and he’s very much in the holiday spirit. He’s gotten himself a Santa hat and he’s ready to go! He said that this was the puzzle I should assemble next, and so I did. I admit that I am absolutely NOT in the spirit at the moment, but I guess I’ll fake it till I make it. Ho Ho Ho-hum.

There’s not much I can say anymore about these little wooden puzzles, it’s all a repeat of things said before; they’re excellent quality and wonderful to work with. It’s a “One Coffee Puzzle” as my friend from Russia calls them. Small enough to sit down with a cup of coffee and finish them both about the same time – a lovely little respite in this hurry up and get going world.

Snowman Trio whimsies

I love Santa’s face, I think he just met the m & m’s! 😉

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh – Ravensburger – 24 pieces

This beautiful puzzle is SO BIG! It’s only 24 pieces, but the finished puzzle is 20 x 27 inches – the size of the average 1000 piece puzzle. I’ve never seen bigger pieces!

Another wonderful quality Ravensburger puzzle, and the fit was absolutely the best I’ve seen. There are places in the picture above where you can’t even see the shape of the pieces the fit is so good. This puzzle was very well-loved before it was donated – from the condition of the box and the little bits of wear and tear you can see on the ends of some pieces I can tell this puzzle has been assembled many, many times. Regardless, it was cared for and still in very nice shape.

I very much recommend Ravensburger puzzles for the kids in your life, they are impeccably made and stand up extremely well to multiple assemblies.

I love Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends, I have wonderful memories of listening to the stories on an 8 track tape in the family van as we traveled on the weekends. It had the real voice actors from the movies and short films, and we all loved listening to it and quoting all the dialog. Yes, I’m that old. For you young’uns, 8 track tapes were like very large cassette tapes that you couldn’t rewind. For you REALLY young’uns, cassette tapes were like CD’s that you couldn’t choose what track to listen to without rewinding and fast forwarding. Grandma’s lesson is over. 👵

Surprise Party for Pooh

Surprise Party for Pooh – Mattel – 24 pieces

Excellent quality kid’s puzzle by Mattel. It’s only a 24 piece puzzle and even though it literally took just a few minutes to assemble I still found it enjoyable. And who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh?

This image has bright, fun colors and is appropriately easy enough for a 24 piece puzzle. The pieces are thick and sturdy and fit together amazingly well. Great quality!

These are the characters I remember from my childhood – they haven’t been “updated” thank goodness! I don’t care for the makeovers so many older Disney characters seem to be getting. In my opinion they should be left the way they were originally drawn. It makes me sad that the characters I remember so fondly from my childhood are different now or prettied up. Perhaps this is equivalent to “you kids turn that awful music down!” Some things seem better as they were in our memories.

Geez, I sound old! 😮


Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo! – Pressman Toys – 24 pieces

This was a bright and easy puzzle by Pressman Toys. The pieces are thick and extremely sturdy and you can see that they fit together very well. I’ve done several puzzles by Pressman Toys lately and am impressed by the quality of their puzzles for children.

There’s not much you can say about a puzzle with only 24 pieces – but I’ll do my best. If you really look at every piece, there’s something easy to find that will help you locate the adjacent piece. This is essential in a puzzle for very young children, and helps them gain confidence in their puzzling abilities. This is a great puzzle for younger kids and I’m happy it’s going to end up where children can enjoy it.

We’ve recently added a school for children with developmental disabilities to the places we donate our puzzles. So the adult puzzles are being donated to the local senior center, and the kids puzzles to the school. If it isn’t something we’re absolutely in love with and will definitely do again, it goes out the door.

We have too many puzzles yet to do, and too little space to be hoarding them all. It makes me happy to think that we’ve brightened someone else’s day with the gift of a puzzle – and don’t we all need a little happiness?