Explore the solar system piece by piece with The Solar System Puzzle from Early Learning Centre.
Let’s help each other put the pieces of the puzzle together. We can look at the shapes and colours to discover which pieces go where. As we play, we can learn the names of the planets in our solar system and read the fun facts too! As we learn, we can talk about the planets.
This bright and colourful puzzle has 100 pieces inside which are made from sturdy sustainably-sourced card. Playing and piecing together the puzzle helps your child with problem-solving skills and develop their hand to eye coordination.
Solar system themed puzzle
Set contains: 1x 100-piece puzzle and 1x activity sheet
Made from sustainably-sourced card
Bright and colourful designs
Chunky pieces great for little hands
Helps develop hand to eye coordination and problem-solving skills
What our testers said
“If we did the puzzle in space, there is no gravity so we would be flying.” – Boy aged 7
“I am going to be Mars, and you are Saturn.” – Boy aged 6
What our experts think
Our testers were very keen to get to work on this attractive and colourful jigsaw. Some of the children were a little overwhelmed by the number of pieces, but by using the picture included in the box for guidance, they felt confident to get started.
The puzzle includes facts about the solar system which is a great added educational bonus, and was an opportunity, for those who were able, to practise reading. This extra information also inspired lots of conversations among the children, great for developing their communication skills and building their vocabulary. As they pieced the jigsaw together, they were also developing their hand-eye coordination, fine motor, and problem solving skills. The children generally worked together as a team and persevered to reach the end goal – important life skills to develop.
The puzzle inspired some children to expand their play after it was complete, as they pretended to be astronauts and Star Wars characters. Others decided to count how many satellites and rockets they could see, or asked their friends if they could find certain details in the picture, developing their counting and observational skills.
– Encourages problem solving and logical thinking
– Develops hand eye coordination
– Provides opportunities for discussion