It’s Puzzle Day

*Update 3/26/2021* These puzzles now work on student iPads.

Today is National Puzzle day!

For National Puzzle Day we’ve created some special Barrett puzzles to try. Working on solving puzzles is great for many reasons. Puzzles can help with:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Pattern and shape recognition
  • Fine motor skills
  • Memory
  • Patience
  • Concentration and focus
  • Self-esteem

Try your hand at some of the puzzles below. Some helpful tips are at the bottom of this page.


Jigsaw planet tips






Do you want to know more about students and puzzles – See this research study.

Doherty, M.J., Wimmer, M.C., Gollek, C., Stone, C. and Robinson, E.J. (2021), Piecing Together the Puzzle of Pictorial Representation: How Jigsaw Puzzles Index Metacognitive Development. Child Dev, 92: 205-221.


Barrett Puzzle Day