There’s something timeless about a good puzzle, which is great, because this leaf puzzle is definitely one you’ll want to keep forever.
The handcrafted wooden leaf puzzle from UK company Sarah and Bendrix is, in a word, lovely. The puzzle has nine different leaf shaped pieces, and (this is the coolest bit) each one is made from the wood of the tree the leaf represents. The result is a beautiful puzzle that is also educational.
The bottom of each piece is colour-coded to a chart that helps you identify the leaves, which come from trees like oak, aspen, birch and beech.
Older kids can learn about different types of trees, and as well as talking about where the pieces came from, they can imagine which leaves you might find if the puzzle was made in Australia. Or for a fun outdoor activity with your toddler, you could go on a nature walk to collect leaves and see if you can find any others to fit the gaps.
The puzzles are available from Sarah and Bendrix Kids for £35 plus shipping to Australia.