National Puzzle Day

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

Did you know, January 29  is National Puzzle Day? We knew it and we celebrated after school.Puzzle Solving

John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker, produced the first jigsaw puzzle around 1760 by mounting one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cutting around the borders of the countries to create interlocking pieces. Since then, puzzles have become an educational tool, a family pastime, and an ideal secret Santa gift if you don't really know the person you're supposed to buy for.

An Interesting to-do list on National Puzzle Day:

  • Gather crosswords & puzzle books
  • Distribute crosswords & puzzle books to everyone you like
  • Challenge to complete the New York Times Daily Crosswords’ with your friends
  • Get local news papers and do typical word search for puzzle-word games
  • Gather jigsaw puzzles from shops
  • Challenge your family to finish all jigsaw puzzles quickly
  • Get a wide variety of Sudoku puzzles
  • Search online puzzlesNational Puzzle Day
  • Challenge your co-workers for tough puzzle
  • Find puzzle games and challenge your friends
  • Check with your local library and community websites for more puzzle games

See what else we do in the after school program.

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