Logic Puzzles & Critical Thinking Activities for Kindergarten, 1st, & 2nd Grade
These logic puzzles for kindergarten, first, and second grade are the perfect way to help students practice their critical thinking skills! Meant to be done in a whole group or small group setting, these tasks allow students to collaborate, explain their thinking, and approach problems with an open mind. You can use these all year long!
This quick, daily practice allows students to come up with strategies to solve problems, recognize that there may be more than one way to solve a problem, and identify errors quickly while figuring out a new solution! These critical thinking activities are a whole lot of FUN!
In this unit:
This unit includes 200 logic puzzles, with 40 of each of the following:
Odd One Out: students will recognize which object doesn’t belong in the group.
Combinations/Patterns: students will use spatial reasoning to combine shapes and make logical connections to continue patterns
Analogies: students will work on vocabulary development and word relationships as they use one comparison to complete another
Soduku/Magic Squares: students practice number sense and addition as they work to complete class Soduku puzzles as well as magic square puzzles where all the rows, columns, and diagonals must add up to the same sum
Logic Puzzles: students will solve a variety of logic puzzles where they will read clues and use that knowledge to come up with a strategy and solve the problem at hand
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There are 200 full-page slides that can be displayed on a Smartboard or projector as well as a black & white printable version for students to print out and solve in a journal.
Please note: this unit is included in the SJT Math Club already. If you are a member, please do not purchase this as it is the exact same material!