I’m always looking for new ways to connect my kids to their world. Timberdoodle sent us this Puzzleball Globe to review. I love how it allows kids to literally hold the world in their hands!
Geography for Third Graders
Timberdoodle includes the Puzzleball Globe as part of their Homeschool Third Grade Curriculum Package. I consistently find their age recommendations to be spot on, so it’s no surprise that my rising third grader, Johnny, was instantly attracted to this educational toy.
This 3D puzzle of the world comes together quite quickly, thanks to numbers on the back of each piece.
Johnny worked at this on his own until he was about two thirds of the way done with the globe.
As it started to come together, my rising second grader Lily got pretty interested in what was going on! Johnny was kind enough to let Lily help him finish the globe.
My brother-sister team worked together on the tricky final pieces of the globe.
Building the Puzzleball Globe
I created a fun, highly imperfect time lapse of the building process. The kids take apart and rebuild this globe all the time! So far we have all the pieces. I’m hoping that lasts!
Learning Through Play
This globe may be a puzzle, but the Puzzleball Globe is still strong enough to withstand quite a bit of play!
It is pretty awesome to have a spinning globe that comes apart for easy storage!
More Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About the World
Looking for more fun ways to teach your children about the world? We love these fun activities:
- Visit dozens of countries through my world culture for kids series.
- Make a Play-Doh Map of the World.
- Make a Felt Map of the World.
- Use Coins to Explore the World.
Do you have more fun ways to explore the world with kids without leaving your front door? Please share here in the comments or on my Facebook page!
I belong to Timberdoodle’s 2016 Blog Team, and they sent us this Puzzleball Globe to review. I received no other compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own.