Showing posts with label jigsaw puzzles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jigsaw puzzles. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2020

An Easy Way to Create Your Own Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw Explorer is a free site that hosts tons of online jigsaw puzzles. It also offers a free tool for creating your own online jigsaw puzzles. To create your own puzzle simply visit the Jigsaw Explorer Create a Puzzle page then enter the URL of the image that you want to use as the basis of your jigsaw puzzle. You can specify the number of pieces that you want your puzzle to have. It can have as few as six pieces or as many as 1056 pieces. In the following video I demonstrate how to create your own online jigsaw puzzles with Jigsaw Explorer.


Applications for Education
Using Jigsaw Explorer could be an easy way to create puzzles for your students based on topics that they're learning about in geography or science. Jigsaw Explorer makes it easy to create puzzles based on pictures of landmarks, pictures of plants, and pictures of animals. As I demonstrated in the video above, Pixabay is a good place for you to find images to use in your custom jigsaw puzzles.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

National Geographic Atlas Puzzles

National Geographic is one of my favorite sites to visit because almost every time I visit it I find something I hadn't noticed before. This evening I had fun exploring and trying my hand at National Geographic's Atlas Puzzles. National Geographic offers 23 Atlas Puzzles in all. Each puzzle is an online jigsaw puzzle of a continent or country. There are political maps, physical maps, and human impact puzzle maps to try your hand at assembling.

Applications for Education
Assembling jigsaw puzzles can be a fun exercise for the brain as long you aren't missing any pieces. National Geographic's Atlas Puzzles provides some good exercise for the brain without the worrying of lost or missing pieces from a physical jigsaw puzzle.