Jigsaw Puzzle Game


  • The students will be able to assemble jigsaw puzzles of the United States.
  • With practice, the students will improve their speed in assembling the jigsaw puzzles.
  • The student will memorize the locations and names of the states.


  • Jigsaw puzzle of the United States (the pieces are the individual states)
  • Stopwatch.


  1. Divide the class into partner groups.
  2. Explain to students that they will be assembling jigsaw puzzles with a partner and that each team will be timed.
  3. Each time they assemble the puzzle they will time themselves and record their time a the time sheet.
  4. The team with the fastest time will receive a prize.
Assembling a United States jigsaw puzzle will test the students' knowledge of geography.
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