Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles Make A Perfect Family Halloween Activity!
Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles Make A Perfect Family Halloween Activity!
Do you want to harvest the excitement of Halloween? Doing a Halloween jigsaw puzzle may just be the answer to help you s-t-r-e-t-c-h out the fun!
I have seen many exciting Halloween puzzles and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the spooking season than to share some of the fun by completing a Halloween-themed jigsaw puzzle. The ones I have found are exciting, especially if you love Halloween! Whether you are a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast or a Halloween fan, you are going to love this page. Hopefully, it will help you find a puzzle that takes your fancy!
What Are The Benefits of Doing A Jigsaw Puzzle With Your Family and Friends?
The young and the old benefit from working puzzles.
Not only do jigsaw puzzles help as you age, but they are great food for the brains of young people. They aid with the development of spatial awareness, eye movement and eye-hand coordination which helps children when they learn to read. They encourage analytical, abstract, and concrete thinking skills. The youngest children also gain self-confidence and problem solving skills and tend to be are more willing to explore, make mistakes and learn from them.
Jigsaws can have educational content and go so far as to teach basic skills like colors and numbers and about the world arounds us. Further down on this page you will see some great jigsaw puzzles of the human body. Great puzzles make learning these skills fun.
Three and four year old children who worked on puzzles of 100 to 300 pieces learned strategies to talk about the jigsaw puzzle process, the story in the puzzle and experiences a child may have had with relation to the puzzle. A more complex puzzle encourages concentration, coordinating and color matching skills and is fun, too!
There are an endless list of puzzle topics to target the interests of your child. Whatever the interest of your child, there is a puzzle to suit.
Puzzles are also great for us as we age and are proven to help keep older adults minds active. Retirement homes use them to keep the minds of seniors 'alive.'
Jigsaw puzzles are recommended as a method to fight Alzheimers. People who had challenging hobbies like puzzling when they were younger seem to have some protection from Alzheimers.
Puzzles are wonderful social exercises and encourage people to spend more time together. (Turn off the television!) They are a great, inexpensive entertainment source, perfect for any time of the year. They bring people together!
Great Sources For Halloween Puzzles
I hope you are in the market for a new puzzle! I found so many great Halloween ones that I created this page just to showcase them.
You will find individual puzzles with a brief description. These ones are available on Amazon and you can buy one or read more information about it by clicking either the picture of the puzzle or the link shown below in orange.
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
A wonderful jigsaw puzzle packaged in a collector's tin.
It seemed only fitting to start with the great American classic by Charles Schwartz, "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" A fantastic Halloween special, now a wonderful pumpkin-shaped collector's item. Linus awaits the 'Great Pumpkin' in the pumpkin patch - is it really the Great Pumpkin? Comes in a very nice, collectible tin box. This pumpkin-shaped puzzle has 500 pieces.
Alfred Hitchcock, A Classic Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle
Great fun for mystery puzzle fans!
Great fun for a puzzle solving mystery fan! Alfred Hitchcock, is a Classic Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle which comes with a twist. Read the story about a psychopathic killer and then, assemble the puzzle to find the clues. Solve the 'Alfred Hitchcock' by piecing the clues from both the story and puzzle. An added twist to this puzzle - the image is different from the box picture! (When jigsaw puzzles were in there heyday, they were often sold without a picture at all!) This puzzle has 1,000 pieces.
A 3D Haunted House Jigsaw Puzzle
Monsters, Inc. Jigsaw Puzzle
Friendly Halloween Monsters For Your Puzzling Pleasure!
What fun, here you have some favorite, friendly Monsters - Mike and Sulley from the Disney-Pixar movie Monster Inc. together in a great 3D Visions puzzle from Disney! Recommended for individuals 12 years of age and up.
A Life-Size Skeleton Puzzle
For kindergarten aged children.
A fun puzzle! Children can figure out where all the bones go together with this 4 foot 3 inch puzzle. It will be about the same size as a 6 year old. 15 pieces are made of foam that will not bend. Each piece is marked on the back with the real name for each bone. Recommended for children four to six years old.
My search for Halloween jigsaw puzzles revealed that there have been an exciting assortment of Halloween-themed puzzles produced over the years. However, many of them are out of print. I do, therefore, recommend you use eBay as a source.
In case you are not very familiar with eBay, you should know that there are many new puzzles available, including older out-of-print ones. (My eBay store, Treasures By Brenda has lots of hard-to-find puzzles but not necessarily Halloween ones.)
If you choose to buy a used puzzle, I would only consider buying one from a seller who is willing to guarantee that the puzzle is complete. This will either mean that they have worked the puzzle and know it is complete or they are at least willing to refund your money if the puzzle is not complete. Obviously, the first scenario is the better choice and personally, I am unwilling to sell a used puzzle unless it has been worked and determined complete by myself or my family. The choice is up to you but if you are after a specific older puzzle, it may be hard to find a new one and you may have to settle for a used one.
A unique Jack-O-Lantern jigsaw puzzle created by Platinum Puzzles who make gorgeous, heirloom quality handmade wooden jigsaw puzzles. Be sure to check them out!
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So Many Great Halloween Puzzles, So Little Time!
Donnette Davis from South Africa on October 08, 2012:
What a beautiful display of puzzles. Thank you so much. Please add your lens to the Plexo for my October Blessings
ErHawkns7100 on September 26, 2012:
pcgamehardware on February 23, 2012:
Victoria Frances Jigsaw puzzles look so cool. Great selection great "Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles" Brenda, thanks for sharing.
TapIn2U on January 03, 2012:
Nice! Puzzles keep our minds working. Great lens! Sundae ;-)
Anthony Godinho from Ontario, Canada on October 02, 2011:
Great work on this "spooktacular" lens ~ fun way for the family to spend some time together with these Halloween puzzles. As KimGiancaterino said way back in 2009...you have been "Boo-lessed" by a sqyid angel :)
Mary from Chicago area on October 01, 2011:
We did a fun icebreaker @ school Halloween party when my kids were little, using very simple Halloween jigsaws. We (rooom parents) mixed up the pieces of 3 puzzles in a trick-or-treat bag and had each kid take one piece. Then to start the party, they each had to find the other kids w/ pieces from that same puzzle & put it together cooperatively. Took all of 5 minutes and was a fun little way to build teamwork. It's amazing how realistic those 3D pumpkin puzzles look! Lens blessed :)
Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on September 18, 2011:
What a great collection of Fall and Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles, nicely done, and a Blessing is well deserved.
NaturalVamp on September 16, 2011:
While waiting all day to donate blood dahling, I was ever so happy that they had puzzles there to pass the time. They weren't Halloween jigsaw puzzles but maybe next time as I will tell them to check out your lens.
anonymous on September 09, 2011:
I never realized there were so many Halloween themed puzzles. My husband loves doing puzzles with our grandchildren. This should give him some ideas for new ones to buy. Thanks.
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 22, 2010:
Puzzles are great family fun! I don't believe we have ever worked a Halloween puzzle. These are great. I know my children would enjoy them.
dustytoes on March 11, 2010:
Your lenses are always so interesting. I am never disappointed! I no longer have any extra space at all to set up a puzzle, but the last one I did was a row of puppies in Christmas stockings...what a chore!You should add a link to some of that puzzle preserver for people like me who never want to do that puzzle again :)
pepys on September 25, 2009:
We enjoy working on jig saws as a family and you have lovely sources here. What I like best is that this is just the sort of activity that keeps us together.
anonymous on September 22, 2009:
This is so creative, Brenda! Love jigsaw puzzles and that pumpkin is awesome!
KimGiancaterino on July 22, 2009:
You've been Boo-lessed by a Squid Angel!
pkmcr from Cheshire UK on July 21, 2009:
This is really excellent Brenda and love the pumpkin picture.Take carePaul
Dianne Loomos on May 25, 2009:
I love jigsaw puzzles and you have some nice ones here.
Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on May 06, 2009:
You can't go wrong with Melissa and Doug puzzles. They are made to last and have wonderful texture and gorgeous pictures.
WritingforYourW on October 24, 2008:
I've never seen a puzzle pumpkin. That's cool. :)
Patricia on October 24, 2008:
Great lens! 5*
MichelleH on October 23, 2008:
This is excellent, bravo!
kathysart on October 21, 2008:
OMGosh this is just brilliant! Love it!FIVE HALLOWEEN JIGSAW PUZZLE STARSYAY!Thanks for visiting one of my lenses and sending me the personal note! So nice of you!HAPPY DAY with much ALOHA, Kathy
Lee Hansen from Vermont on October 21, 2008:
Oooh, I've always loved jigsaw puzzles. I even make online puzzles from my photos so I can do jigsaw puzzles with my PC! 5*s, lensrolled to Halloween Crafts and Temple Halloween Parade.
Yvonne L B from Covington, LA on October 20, 2008:
Loved the puzzles and the lens.
Tiddledeewinks LM on October 19, 2008:
I didn't know there were Halloween puzzles! How fun. I love Halloween decorating.
CoachBrown LM on October 19, 2008:
I've never been crazy about puzzles, and now maybe I feel a little gypped out of some early childhood development! This is a very timely and educational lens that helps put the spirit into the season! Thanks Brenda - this is a treasure!
anonymous on October 19, 2008:
Boo! What a cute lens. My mother always loved puzzles, me, well I didnt' have the patience LOL
anonymous on October 14, 2008:
HAppy halloween anyway! cool ideas and nice lens..designs and i love the big pumpkin:) see yah squidu!
Mortira on October 12, 2008:
What a great collection! All Hallows Eve by Eric Dowdle is gorgeous - the kind of puzzle you'd want to hang on the wall! *****
Mihaela Vrban from Croatia on October 10, 2008:
Great idea! Love puzzles! They are fun, great for mind developing and time consuming!
aidenw from USA on October 10, 2008:
Great lens. There are indeed plenty of things you can do to have fun on Halloween, my favorite holiday :)
KimGiancaterino on September 22, 2008:
What a cute lens! I always miss Charles Schulz at Halloween (Great Pumpkin) time. Can you handle another Squid Angel Blessing?
Joan4 on September 20, 2008:
Oh I Love them all! We love puzzles around here! Great lens idea, too!
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on September 20, 2008:
I like the round one. And the kitty one. And the pumpkin hide-a-treat for dogs. And the autumn scenes. . . . (Thumbs up from a SquidAngel!)