The puzzles that give other puzzles puzzle envy (is there such a thing?)

One of my favorite pastimes with my kids has always been puzzles. I love the combination of relaxing and challenging. My son usually only lasts a quarter of the way through, but my daughter patiently works until the very last piece is placed. (I try to quit but she just won’t let me.) So I am thrilled to find these gorgeous, handmade wooden puzzles that I think so many parents will love.

USA map wooden puzzle | Steven Mattern Design

The wooden magnetic geography puzzles by Steven Mattern Design are cool to look at and so educational–what a great way to make geography more interactive than a plain map. Each one is created from a variety of woods, and the magnetization makes them easy to work with. (And hopefully harder to lose any pieces?)

A puzzle board & wall mount are sold separately but seem like a smart addition. Plus each map comes with a map reference and is packaged in a pretty cotton drawstring bag.

Magnetic Africa map geography puzzle | Steven Mattern Design
I love when good
design and education meet. –Kirsten

Shop these wooden geography puzzles at Steven Mattern Design.

Kirsten Grove is an interior decorator and designer, the author of the popular design blog Simply Grove, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks.


  • Reply January 8, 2013


    These puzzles are AWESOME! I think they will make lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply January 8, 2013


    How beautiful! We have a large dry erase board in the play room, hung at kid level, so I it doesn’t seem like I would have to spend money on the puzzle board and wall mount!

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