If you would like to start increasing and improving your child’s critical thinking skills, these free brain teasers and logic puzzles can help.
Brain teasers and logic puzzles create opportunities for your kids to exercise their brains. In this day of smart devices and instant gratification via television or the internet, intentionally helping kids think critically is essential.
Even from a young age, it is easy for us to stick a device in our child’s hands to keep them occupied. Doing this often is a great disservice to them. They are fed information instead of trying to find answers for themselves.
In my opinion, this creates very lazy-minded kids. Why do I know this? Because I had one of those kids.
I let my son watch YouTube a smidge too much and gradually saw his motivation to seek answers for himself or even learn regress.
He is OK now, but we have to be on our kids about troubleshooting, problem-solving, and exercising their thinking skills for themselves and equip them for their future.
So, firstly I would like to mention that I am not against smart devices at all. I just feel like they should be limited and used in ways that also benefit your child’s learning process.
We should be careful technology is not a catalyst in the regression of skills kids need as adults, skills like thinking for themselves and thinking critically.
Activities like brain teasers and logic puzzles can be really fun, which is an obvious PLUS. However, they also stimulate a child’s cognitive abilities and help them focus on tasks and concentrate.
The overstimulating of our brains is completely real, but it can be tamed, and we can purposefully teach our kids to do the same.
There are several benefits to using brain teasers and logic puzzles in your homeschool, but here are just a few that really impact our child’s learning processes.
Brain teasers and logic puzzles:
- Increase a child’s attention span and helps them keep focused/improves concentration
- Promote problem-solving skills
- Help kids get a break from the monotony of “school”
- Assist with making hard concepts easier to understand
- Exercise the mind
- Stimulate creativity
- Get kids out of their comfort zone and thinking outside of the box
- Improves memory
Grab some free brain teasers and logic puzzles to help your young learners:
Brain teasers and puzzles
FREE Puzzles and Brain Teasers for Kids | Free for Kids
Rebus – FREE Worksheets | Puzzles to Print
50 Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids – FREE Printable! | Frugal Fun 4 Boys
FREE Puzzles and Hink Pinks | Super Teacher Worksheets
Crack the Code Puzzles FREE Printable Featuring Donut Jokes | Real Life at Home
FREE Printable Brain Teasers Worksheet | Student Handouts
Brain Teasers For Transitions FREEBIE – Higher Level Thinking For Spare Minutes | The Teacher Next Door
FREE Brain Teasers For Kids | Teach Mama
15 Brain Games For Kids Your Kids Will Love | What We Do All Day
Brain Boosting Activities for Kindergarten Kids (VIDEOS)| Learn with Kids
FREE Brain Teasers and Puzzles | Student Handouts
45 Fun Brain Teasers for Kids [With Answers] | Prodigy Game
15 of the Best Independent Brain Training Games for Kids | Our Journey Westward
Brain Teasers and Puzzles for Kids | Fun with Puzzles
Rebus Word Puzzles and Brain Teasers FREE | Akela’s Council
FREE Brain Teaser Digital Escape Room | Mama Teaches
Singing Time Brain Teasers | Arizona Forever
FREE Printable Kids Lunch Jokes and Brain Teasers | Beyond Good intentions
Interactive Riddles and Brainteasers | Enchambered
FREE Printable Rebus Puzzle Worksheets | Education.com
Funny Brainteaser Questions to Make You Think Outside the Box (Video) | Fun with Puzzles
Brain Teasers Fun IQ Games with Answer | Fun with Puzzles
Cool Brain Teasers for Kids | Kids World Fun
Rebus Puzzles for Kids – FREE Printable PDF | My Homeschool Math
Math brain teasers and puzzles:
FREE Math Brain Teaser Puzzles | Mash-Up Math
Brain Teaser For Kids: FREE Video Math Cube Riddle | What We Do All Day
FREE Math Brain Teaser Puzzles for Kids in Grades 1-6 | Mash-up Math
Math Challenges & FREE Brain Teasers 2-3 | Classroom Freebies
Spelling brain teasers:
Brain Teaser Worksheets for Spelling Fun | Spelling Words Well
FREE Brain Teasers Level One | Spelling Words Well
Easy Brain Teasers for Spelling and Vocabulary Practice | Spelling Words Well
FREE Pattern Block Logic Puzzles | Mrs. Winter’s Bliss
Logic Puzzle for 4th Grade and Fifth Grades FREE in Print or Google Documents | Catch My Products
FREE Printable Logic Puzzles for Kids | Woo Jr.
Pet Adoption Mix-Up Logic Puzzles | The Kidz Page
FREE Printable Logic Word Puzzles | Our Family Code
FREE 7 Super Fun Math Logic Puzzles and Answer Key | Mash-Up Math
FREE Logic Puzzles For Building Logical Reasoning Skills | Sum Math Fun
Color Puzzles–Fun Math and Logic for Kids FREE | Teach Mama
FREE Money Logic Puzzles | Keep’em Thinking
(FREE) Pi Day Logic Puzzles – Grades 4+ | Math Geek Mama
Hands-On Logic Puzzles for Kids! | Math Geek Mama
Cut and Paste FREE Logic Puzzles for Preschoolers | Math Geek Mama
FREE Pattern Block Logic Puzzles | Math Geek Mama
Printable Logic Puzzles for Kids FREE | Squiglys Play House
Logic Problem 4 FREE Worksheet | Education.com
Spring Themed Logic Puzzles FREE! | Math Geek Mama
FREE Sports Logic Puzzle | Woo Jr.
Hard Logical Reasoning Puzzle for Teens with Answer | Brains Yoga
Mathematical Logical Puzzles for Kids and Teens | Fun with Puzzles
Logic Puzzle FREEBIE | Carrie Whitlock
FREE Logic Puzzles for Tweens and Teens | Grandma ideas
Logic Puzzle Fun #1 FREE Worksheets | Education.com
10 Interesting and Logical Puzzles | Cue Math
Some of these brain teasers and logic puzzles may look easy to us. However, the processes your child goes through to solve them uses types of thinking that a regular teaching lesson cannot provide.
They are not just thinking questions or opinion questions. They aren’t facts or facts they can just memorize.
Brain teasers and logic puzzles actually exercise the mind. It is just as important to do this as it is for us to exercise physically.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!