Christmas is a time for families, friends and festive puzzles which keep you going all season long. With the silly season upon us, we take a look at the best Christmas puzzles.

Activities For Kids

It can be difficult to keep children around the Christmas dinner table, especially after they’ve opened a mountain of presents. Whilst there will be wrapping paper all over the place, make sure there are some Christmas puzzle books for your little ones. This will help help them focus and give them something to do whilst waiting between courses. You can buy place mats with Christmas puzzles on them, so the children can get creative easily. If you forget, download and print off festive colouring in sheets and puzzles from online resources.

Elf Made

Traditional wooden puzzles for toddlers are perfect for Christmas. They look like they’ve been hand made by the elves at the North Pole and they can help hand eye coordination for youngsters. Bright colours, easy to hold handles, interesting pictures and illustrations of cars or animals. They’re filled with educational and developmental benefits. Simple puzzles, big achievements.

Jigsaw Puzzles

Often the staple of the Christmas Day shenanigans, jigsaw puzzles are the wind down activity after the huge roast dinner. Settle down around the coffee table, let the food move through your body freeing up some space for leftovers and work on a jigsaw puzzle together. Whether they’re traditional flat jigsaws or extraordinary 3D structures, get everyone involved and work together to achieve. Top brands such as Ravensburger and Wasgij bring to life Waffle The Wonder Dog, Disney Princesses and amazing festive scenes. Don’t always buy brand new either. You can pick up some amazingly affordable jigsaw puzzles in charity shops.

Mindfulness

Discover wonderful books created for adults to boost brain power and aid relaxation. Mindfulness puzzle books are a great stocking filler. Take on the challenges during your coffee break, whilst the TV is on in the background or when you’re having your lunch hour at work. They’re often designed to de-stress and help your overall well-being. All your favourites are included, sudoku, mazes, crosswords, riddles, spot the differences and much more. Give your brain a much needed boost.

Retro Rubik

Is there anything more Christmassy than trying to conquer a Rubik’s Cube after enjoying your Christmas pudding? As well as the original, there is now a new options to up your entertainment. There is the Rubik’s Race game where you shift it, slide it and solve it. It’s a face to face game where competition is key. The Rubik’s Cage is a fun family game which seems easier than it actually is. It’s a brain bending and mind twisting strategy game which can literally be flipped over to ruin the chances of winning for your opponents. Suitable for children over the age of four, the Rubik’s Cube Junior Animal Assortment is an introduction to this twisty puzzle world. Available in four colourful designs, including rabbit and bear, create wacky mixed up characters before challenging yourself to turn them back to how they should look.

We ho-ho-hope you have a great time finding festive games for the family. What are you favourite Christmas puzzles? Let us know over on Twitter.

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