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