Do you love puzzles? We love puzzles at our house so I jumped at the chance to review the Solar System FlipStir puzzle from Enlivens LLC. I was intrigued by the 3-D aspect of the puzzle and thought Riley would love it.
The Crew was given a choice of the following four puzzles:
The fifth option is the Periodic Table which was not reviewed by the Schoolhouse Review Crew but looks like a lot of fun! There are 2 levels of puzzle and we received a Level 2 Solar System.
Our Puzzle Experience
I decided I wanted to play first! Mom’s get that option right? I have to admit that I was a bit cocky to begin with. How hard could it be to put together a 10 piece puzzle? Harder then you would think. It took me about 15 minutes to put the puzzle together. That doesn’t sound like a long time and it’s not but I was surprised at the amount of satisfaction I felt after getting it completed. It’s tricky to move the stick around and flip the pieces without getting them stuck or out of order.
Jahnna was up next. She likes puzzles and will work on them if she’s bored but she doesn’t go out of her way to choose one to work on. She completed it in about 25 minutes and let out a big “HA! I win!” when she was done. I had to laugh because I felt the same way! I think we felt that way because it seems like it should be so easy and it’s not.
Riley has yet to finish the puzzle. She gets frustrated or distracted and puts it down and walks away from it. I never would have expected that from her. She loves puzzles and has since she had her first chunky block puzzles. I talked with her about why it was so frustrating when she works 500 piece puzzles by herself. She said she likes to hold onto the pieces and using the FlipStir stick really messed her up. It was kind of fun to watch her try and roll the pieces into place but it only works for a few pieces when you do that. I encouraged her to keep working on it and I know she will eventually develop the patience for it.
As I was finishing up this post I caught John playing with it. He just had his back fused last Friday and hasn’t been able to sit up much. He’s still working on the puzzle and he’s determined to finish it. It’s really addicting!
I was pleasantly surprised at how much Jahnna and I enjoyed working the puzzle and already have the periodic table puzzle on my list of potential Christmas gifts.
Be sure and click on the link below to see which puzzles the other reviewers received and how much fun they had with them.