The very first jigsaw puzzle was made by John Spilsbury in 1766. He attached a map of Europe to a piece of wood and cut around the shapes of the countries. You can see a picture of it here. For many years after it was made, the only subject matter of puzzles was maps - and they are still a popular subject for puzzles today!
Barefoot Books has a large collection of puzzles for all ages - why not treat yourself to one today in honor of National Puzzle Day?
Our World Floor Puzzle - 24 jumbo pieces, for ages two to five. Currently out of stock, but expected to be available again on February 18th.
Around the World 100 Piece Puzzle - packed in a reusable tin box, for ages five to ten.
Puzzles for Little Ones
Mother Goose First Puzzles - sixteen pieces create four different scenes from Mother Goose stories. For ages two to four.
Barnyard First Puzzles - sixteen pieces fit together into four barnyard scenes. For ages two to four.
Bear on the Go First Puzzles - sixteen pieces create four different scenes of Bear on the go! For ages two to four.
Two-in-One Animal Puzzle - a double-sided puzzle with nine pieces, creating two different scenes - one under the sea and one on land. For ages two to five.
Puzzles for Bigger Kids
Driving My Tractor Puzzle - two fun puzzles based on the book! Create a winter farm scene with twelve large pieces, or a summer farm scene with twenty four smaller pieces. For ages three to seven.
Portside Pirates Puzzle - also based on the book! The twelve large pieces show the pirates discovering treasure on the island, and the twenty four smaller pieces show the pirate crew on their ship. For ages three to seven.
Animal Boogie Mini Cube Puzzle - thirty six pieces form a jungle scene from the book. For ages three to eight.
Landmarks of the World Puzzle - visit landmarks all over the world and match the names on the border of the puzzle to the landmark. Sixty three pieces, for ages four to eleven. (Out of stock until the end of February)
100 Piece Puzzles
Princesses 100 Piece Puzzle - packed in a reusable tin box, for ages five to ten.
Pirates 100 Piece Puzzle - packed in a reusable tin box, for ages five to ten.
Order a puzzle for your kids today and enjoy this fun family hobby together!