Celebrate National Puzzle Day!

When it's cold and dreary outside and everyone’s cooped up inside, assembling a puzzle next to a warm, cozy fire is an excellent cure for the winter blues. And since today happens to be National Puzzle Day, we rounded up seven animal-themed puzzles that your whole family can enjoy.

Now who wants to start putting together the edges?

7 Unique and Challenging Animal Puzzles

giraffe puzzle

The bold colors and adorable giraffes in this 1,000-piece puzzle from Etsy store Gecko Rouge will be sure to brighten your day, no matter how cold and wintry it is outside.

Jelly Bean Giraffes on Pineapple, $43, Gecko Rouge

block puzzle for kids

The nine blocks in this kid-friendly puzzle from Land of Nod feature images on all six sides that create six different puzzles, so there’s something for everyone in this puzzle. Best for children ages three and up, the six illustrations include a raccoon, panda, bird, elephant, fox and squirrel.

Artist Collective Color Blocks, $24.95, Land of Nod

iphone underwater puzzle

Ladies and gentlemen, jigsaw puzzles just entered the twenty-first century. This underwater puzzle from Ravensburger comes with a special smartphone app that uses your phone's camera function to make the scene come alive. As you assemble the 1,000-piece puzzle, the app will not only animate the underwater creatures, it will also reveal sound effects, audio details and fascinating facts.

Colorful Underwater Kingdom, $19.99, Ravensburger

elephant block puzzle

If 2-D puzzles aren’t challenging enough for you, try this 3-D elephant brain teaser from Brilliant Puzzles. The wooden puzzle is a “kumiki,” which is Japanese for “joining wood together.” The best part about this puzzle is that once you’ve finished it, you don’t have to put it away in a box. Friends will ooh and ahh when they see the elegant pachyderm on your coffee table.

Elephant Kumiki 3-D Brain Teaser Puzzle, $11.95, Brilliant Puzzles

endangered species puzzle for kids

Bath time with the kids just got a little more entertaining — and educational. The Sud Smart Bath Puzzle Set from Endangered Species includes 30 different floating puzzles depicting endangered animals. And since getting to assemble his favorite four-legged and feathered friends in the tub will already have your child begging for a bath, then the berry-flavored bubble bath is just an added bonus.

Animal Kingdom Bath Puzzles, $14.45, Amazon

skip hop baby animal puzzle

Teach your toddler to match shapes, letters and pictures with the Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo puzzle. The best part about this 10-piece wooden puzzle (aside from the adorable animal illustrations) is that the puzzle pieces also function as blocks, so playtime doesn’t have to end when your young animal lover solves the puzzle.

Animal Zoo Match & Play Puzzle, $25, Skip Hop

fox puzzle

A fox puzzle — in the shape of a fox? It’s almost too much to wish for! Clear your schedule, though; this unique 1,000-piece puzzle is sure to take up a good portion of your day.

Sly Fox Jigsaw Puzzle, $15.70, Amazon


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