Puzzleball Globe - 180 pc
Our price: $25.75
The Ravensburger Puzzleball Globe - 180 Piece with extra-large pieces and colorful graphics is sized just right for children ages seven and older. With wildlife and landmarks abundantly depicted around the globe, students will gain awareness of the culture and climate in each area they are assembling.
About Puzzleball Globes
Puzzles can be educational in so many ways because they stretch your child's brain and improve the way his mind solves problems. While he's solving a puzzle, he's really teaching his brain to work in new ways. As your child solves a geography puzzle, he is mentally drilling himself with physical facts, such as what country goes next to the one he has just completed. Subconsciously, he is making a number of associations as he searches for the next piece.
Assemble in Three Different Ways
Flat puzzles of spherical items are easier to assemble, but what if you could hone your geographical skills on something more appropriate, more true-to-life? Now you can with Puzzleball Globes. Suitable for beginners as well as for a refresher for both your pre-teens and older children, Puzzleball Globes can be assembled in three different ways. Use the small number located on each of the curved, non-image sides of the puzzle piece, or for more of a challenge use a world map to assemble the globe. Finally, when you think you are ready for the expert level, try assembling the Puzzleball Globe without looking at the map or numbers.
Perfectly-Crafted, Curved Puzzle Pieces Allow for an Exact Fit
Each Puzzleball Globe comes with beautiful, vibrantly-colored, and perfectly-crafted curved puzzle pieces that allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled with no glue required! A stand is included to display your work of art, but you will have so much fun putting the globe together over and over that you shouldn't be surprised if the stand gets little use!
Age Recommendation: 7-12 years
Made in: China
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Heather O'Steen
”The puzzle pieces are thick plastic – not cardboard! They are very durable and will last through never ending putting together and taking apart of the puzzle.”Read the Review
review by Roads to Everywhere
”It’s a fun little globe to look at. Not as detailed geographically as larger globes, but it features animals of the world in appropriate locales.”Read the Review
This puzzle was one of the first things that got opened when our kit arrived and I think it’s one of my favorite fun items! I wish I could find more puzzles like it! The pieces are numbered making it easier to put together and are made of a strong plastic. They click together and stay together well while building though I would say it take a delicate touch at times. My 9 year old and I had so much fun building it and would have left it on display if the 5 year old would stop breaking it. ;)
My kids really enjoyed putting this puzzle together a few times. However, the base of ours broke and the puzzle would no longer stand up. Great idea for learning geography.
We had a lot of fun putting this together, tho a tad frustrating for my son (who was 8 when we put it together). But we had fun "exploring" the globe when it was finished. My littlest (3) was excited to destroy it lol.
Top Notch -a great project! My 9 and 11 year old enjoyed putting it together and like using it as a true globe to find countries. They proudly display it in our family room. We used a sealer to keep it from breaking as it had fallen a couple of times due to use and now stays in place. I think it would be harder for younger children to put it together alone.
This looked more intimidating than it actually was. It was fairly easy for my 10-year-old child to put together independently. If you get stuck, there are numbers on the back of the pieces to guide you. Now we use it as our globe for lessons (when we don't need a ton of detail). Although it's pretty small, it stays together well.