I have created 8 logic puzzles that would be appropriate for logic puzzle beginners. They all have a Cinco de Mayo or Mexico theme. The titles of the 8 puzzles are: Let's Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Music to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Traditional Food, Pinata Designs, Sightseeing in Mexico, Nacho Toppings, Dresses in the Parade and Agua Frescas. I have always enjoyed doing logic puzzles myself and decided to make some of my own for my students. Logic puzzles are excellent for critical thinking and reasoning skills. All logic puzzles can be solved by reading the clues. In my third grade class, I introduced logic puzzles by doing one as a whole group. Then I let them work on one with a partner. Finally, I let them try one on their own. They love these! They would work well as morning work.Your gifted and talented students will probably figure these out after an introductory lesson on how they work. I have included general directions for solving logic puzzles as well as step by step solutions for each puzzle.
I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SUBSTITUTE WORDS FOR THEIR ENGLISH SPELLING. :)