Fun Finds November 2010
So many different types of doggies! This giant 2' x 3' puzzle (35 pieces sized just right for small hands) is made from recycled materials and comes in a carrying case. Green Start, $15. Ages 3 and up.
2. Perplexus Maze Game
A 3-D obstacle course encased in an 8" see-through globe challenges players to maneuver a small marble through barrier-loaded mazes. Hones motor skills. Watch out: It’s addictive! PlaSmart, $25. Ages 6 and up.
3. 3-D Pyramid Puzzle
Learn about the ancient pyramids as you build your own. When assembled, the 80 pieces reveal fun facts and mysteries about these remarkable Egyptian structures. The final form measures 7" x 7" x 3." MasterPieces, $20. Ages 7 and up.
4. Curvy Swervy
Part puzzle, part matching game, this versatile set of 28 chunky double-sided pieces can form a long curvy or multi-patterned snake. Alex Toys, $12. Ages 3 to 5.
5. Elmer Jigsaw Puzzle
David McKee’s storybook classic Elmer is transformed here into a 40-piece patchwork delight. Kids Preferred, $25. Ages 3 to 5.
Two dozen “turtles” snap, slide, turn, and connect in hundreds of ways, allowing young engineers to build infinite designs. Activity book of 80 puzzles included. Fat Brain Toys, $25. Ages 6 and up.