Emoji Sudoku Fun Activity! NO PREP Critical Thinking Character Building Activity

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Description

27 EMOJI SUDOKU puzzles to help your students explore

  • Critical Thinking (logic),
  • and Character Building (perseverance and resilience)!

- Includes a solutions PDF so students can check their own progress.

FUN, NO PREP - just print PDF.

PERFECT for math centers, supply teachers, or as a way to practice staying in a GROWTH MINDSET.

There are 3 puzzles at 9 difficulty levels:

  1. Very Easy
  2. Easy
  3. Moderate
  4. Hard
  5. Very Hard
  6. Expert
  7. Fiendish
  8. Diabolical
  9. Serpentine

This is a great activity to use at the end of the year! It's something a little more fun, but still has learning value.

Overcoming obstacles is an important life skill - whether you're trying to figure out the solution to a sudoku puzzle, or life challenge. (Hello, covid!)

UPGRADE to the BUNDLE

Some of the Sudoku strategies online can be difficult for students to understand.

So, we included a large section about Sudoku strategies in our Week of Character Building Learning Skills Bundle (available separately.)

Sudoku is a fantastic opportunity for students to explore a Growth Mindset and resilience strategies.

In our separate Character Building Lesson, we introduce the concept of mindset (Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset), and then allow students to explore character (perseverance) by working through 9 different sudoku strategies to develop logical thinking.


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Print out the 27 emoji puzzles in the Sudoku Challenge (Binder 1) - Emojis.PDF file

2. Choose an easy puzzle for everyone to do and photocopy a class set of the puzzle.

  • This way, everyone can start on the same page.
  • Depending on your grade, you may want to start with a "very easy" puzzle, or you may go with something harder.

3. Photocopy 5-10 copies of the rest of the levels.

  • This way, as students finish the first puzzle, they can go on to the next puzzle.
  • Remember, there are 3 puzzles at the same level, so students can practice their skills before leveling up.

With 9 difficulty levels, you have an opportunity for differentiated learning for students who are struggling, to students who are gifted and exceed expectations.

There is one guaranteed solution (and only one solution) for each puzzle. The higher difficulty levels are ridiculously hard.

SOME THINGS TO KNOW:

There are 2 sets of puzzles

  • a traditional one with the numbers (1-9), and
  • an emoji puzzle with nine different emojis.
  • The puzzles are numbered so Puzzle 1-1 with numbers is the exact same as Puzzle 1-1 with emojis.

There are 3 styles of handouts (for both emoji and numbers)

  1. There is a GROWTH MINDSET version of the handout with strategies and phrases to use to help students keep a growth mindset and try to persevere. This is great if you are trying to build character and resiliance.
  2. The Basic Instructions has some simple instructions.
  3. There is a plain blank version with just the puzzle.

WHAT'S IN THE PREVIEW FILE?

NOTE: * IF YOU VIEW THE PDF FILE on the TpT website, there is a glitch in their system that might show the EMOJI sudoku puzzle a little messed up.

Please download the PREVIEW PDF to your computer, so that you can see the EMOJIs line up correctly. Please let us know if you have any questions!

You get a PDF copy of the first puzzle (Puzzle 1-1 Very Easy):

  1. Sudoku Challenge - Emojis.PDF
  2. Sudoku Challenge - Numbers.PDF
  3. Sudoku Challenge - Growth Mindset - Emojis.PDF
  4. Sudoku Challenge - Growth Mindset - Numbers.PDF
  5. Sudoku Challenge - Puzzle Only - Emojis.PDF
  6. Sudoku Challenge - Puzzle Only - Numbers.PDF
  7. Sudoku Challenge - Solutions - Emojis.PDF
  8. Sudoku Challenge - Solutions Numbers.PDF

WHAT DO I GET WHEN I BUY THIS PACKAGE?

The zipped file includes all 27 puzzles for each file.

You get the PDF version (which has black and white versions of the emojis)

  1. Sudoku Challenge - Emojis.PDF
  2. Sudoku Challenge - Numbers.PDF
  3. Sudoku Challenge - Growth Mindset - Emojis.PDF
  4. Sudoku Challenge - Growth Mindset - Numbers.PDF
  5. Sudoku Challenge - Puzzle Only - Emojis.PDF
  6. Sudoku Challenge - Puzzle Only - Numbers.PDF
  7. Sudoku Challenge - Solutions - Emojis.PDF
  8. Sudoku Challenge - Solutions Numbers.PDF

You also get the Microsoft Word .DOCX version (which has colour versions of the emojis)

  1. Sudoku Challenge - Emojis.DOCX
  2. Sudoku Challenge - Numbers.DOCX
  3. Sudoku Challenge - Growth Mindset - Emojis.DOCX
  4. Sudoku Challenge - Growth Mindset - Numbers.DOCX
  5. Sudoku Challenge - Puzzle Only - Emojis.DOCX
  6. Sudoku Challenge - Puzzle Only - Numbers.DOCX
  7. Sudoku Challenge - Solutions - Emojis.DOCX
  8. Sudoku Challenge - Solutions Numbers.DOCX
Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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