jigsaw puzzles in the classroom

There’s something about a jigsaw puzzle that just get’s me SUPER EXCITED!  My husband… not so much.  I could leave a puzzle on my table all year long, and be completely content with the puzzle pieces everywhere.  My only problem is that it’s hard to walk away from an undone puzzle.  

Anyhoo – today I want to share a new way of using jigsaw puzzles in the classroom.  As you all know, I love everything digital.  Now, don’t get me wrong – I love hands-on activities – but for this, I’m loving the digital for a few reasons:

  • Students can work independently and you can pick the size of the puzzle (they come in 3×3 up to 6×6 for your more experienced puzzle workers).
  • These are super easy to assign
  • NO MESS to clean up – so these are perfect for early finishers.  They hop on – move a few pieces around, then stop when you need them to start on something else
jigsaw puzzles in the classroom

What to expect…

Each of my sets comes with:

  • four different images
  • four different grid sizes (9 pieces, 16 pieces, 25 pieces, and 36 pieces
  • a link that brings them to the picture so they can see what they are building
  • all in Google drive for easy assignment



why puzzles?

Puzzles are great for ALL ages.  They strengthen the connectors between brain cells, and create new connections for improved cognitive speed (Scholar’s Choice).  They also help students build perseverance and concentration.

When to use?

These would be great for:

  • Center time
  • Early Finishers
  • Rain-day Recess
  • Sub plans

There’s also an add-on that you can use to make your screen bigger but students can still manipulate the objects.  Read about it here!


I have a growing bundle of my jigsaw puzzles.  If you would like something specific, please email me and I’ll try to make it. Ya’ll – they seriously are so much fun to make.

I can’t wait to hear what you think!  Let me know in the comments or through email.

Talk soon!

Shanon Juneau

We Are Better Together

jigsaw puzzles in the classroom