Toy Review: Ravensburger FIFA World Cup Puzzle Balls

26th June 2018

I’m sure many of you are enjoying (or like me not enjoying) the current World Cup being shown on television (usually during my precious Emmerdale).

This year it’s the first time my six year old has been interested in the game and we actually sat and watched the England vs Panama match this weekend all the way through. He has always loved doing puzzles, so when I was given the opportunity to test out the new FIFA 3D World Cup Match Ball by Ravensburger I knew he would be very happy to try it!

Ravensburger FIFA World Cup Puzzles

We also got a couple of other FIFA puzzle balls from earlier years which can be found quite cheap on Amazon.

These are different from the standard floor puzzles that my son is used to, as they are 3D in the shape of a football. There are numbers on the back of all 54 pieces to help children work out what goes where, which is also a nice numbers refresher for him. Due to being 3D they do take a lot longer to put together, so it’s been a good challenge for him as he’s used to completing puzzles quickly. These ones have taken a few days so has helped to teach him patience and the art of doing a little at a time and then having a break.

They are designed for children aged 7 and above, so at 6 he is slightly younger but he has managed fine. Once they are complete they do make a nice decorative ball which he has proudly put in his bedroom and it doesn’t take up too much room (which is good for me when dusting).

So whilst I’m not a footie fan, I’m definitely a fan of non-screen activities like this that have kept him entertained for a few days!

These puzzles were sent to me to test out for the purpose of this review. No payment was received and all opinions are honest and my own.

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