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Review: Frozen Double Faced Jigsaw From Toys & Bears

Over the Christmas period, we spent a long time working on our Christmas themed jigsaw at the dining room table. Doing a good jigsaw puzzle is such a fun way of spending quality time with the family and it’s a great way to get the kids chatting about their lives, which is brilliant for building children’s self esteem

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My biggest boy is 7 and he loves jigsaws. When we get a new one out, he is really focused and is able to start piecing bits together almost immediately. Admittedly, it hurts my soul every time he starts a jigsaw and doesn’t begin with the edge pieces, but the boy knows his own mind. His method, as mad as it seems to me, works really well for him. 

Working on big, 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles together is something that we really enjoy. However, it’s not always practical for us to sit down together and dedicate the time to solving the puzzles. With a toddler rushing around and my own virtual assistant jobs and content creation to crack on with, it’s lovely to have something a little smaller that he can concentrate on. Which brings me nicely onto the double faced Frozen jigsaw review from Toys and Bears.

108 Piece Frozen Maxi Puzzle from Toys & Bears review

Toys and Bears really kindly sent us a new jigsaw for Luke to start, and when it arrived, we opened it up straight away. Luke couldn’t wait to get started and was unimpressed that I wanted to snap a couple of pictures first.

Extremely well packaged

The first thing to note is that the delivery from Toys and Bears was packaged really well, which is a big bonus when it comes to jigsaws as the last thing you want is a damaged box. Not being able to see what the finished puzzle should look like really adds to the challenge, but not as much as missing jigsaw pieces!

Great sized puzzle and a good number of pieces for children aged 4 – 7

The Frozen Maxi Puzzle is 108 pieces, which is a great size for children aged 4 – 7. It’s definitely a great size for my 7 year old as he was able to get all the pieces together and group them by colour and character in order to complete the jigsaw puzzle. Younger children will probably require some assistance from adults or older children, however the image that completes the full jigsaw is uncomplicated, so it shouldn’t pose too much of a challenge.

The jigsaw pieces themselves are big and chunky – great for kids who like to jam the pieces together in frustration! The jigsaw was great fun and the pieces are a really good quality, everything fit together well and the picture is crystal clear.

Double sided = double the fun!

If you want to add a bit of magic to Disney’s Frozen jigsaw puzzle, you can – Toys and Bear’s Frozen jigsaw puzzle is double sided! Simply piece together the jigsaw using the black and white side, instead of the coloured side. Then, once complete, you can paint or colour in the puzzle however you want to. 

Luke and I found this one to be much more tricky, so it’s a great challenge after you’ve done the first puzzle! It’s a different image, and we challenged ourselves even more by not looking at the picture for any guidance. The black and white size took a lot longer to finish and it was a combined effort, however, it was loads of fun and we all had a great time together.

Finishing and colouring in the puzzle would be a great activity to set kids up with on a rainy afternoon. We spent ages sat at the table finishing the black and white side and then colouring it in – everyone in the family got involved, even Oscar, who’s 2.

Additional information

The Frozen Double Faced jigsaw is available from Toys and Bears at the bargain price of £6.99 (although it is currently on sale). The ‘on the walk’ puzzle features Frozen’s much beloved characters: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf taking a stroll through the snow. When finished, the whole puzzle is 70 x 50cm, making it a great one for the kitchen/coffee table etc. The black and white puzzle is a different image and there’s a small image of the finished jigsaw puzzle on the box for you to refer to if you need to.

My thoughts on the Frozen double faced jigsaw from Toys & Bears

I really enjoyed watching Luke piece together the Disney Frozen jigsaw puzzle. It was challenging enough that he was engaged and focused, but not too difficult for him that he gave up on it. It took him maybe 20 minutes to put together and it was well worth it, especially at such a great price. I’d definitely buy more jigsaws of this size for Luke (and for Oscar when he’s older) and would truly recommend Toys & Bears as they have a huge selection of jigsaw puzzles for kids! 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.


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