Build essential critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills with this dinosaur themed logic pack, which includes:
6 Directional Mapping Puzzles
Following controlled vocabulary prompts, students move up, down, left, and right through a 3x3 or 4x4 grid to discover where they’ll land on the grid.
5 Visual Rotation Puzzles
Focusing on mental flexibility and being able to mentally rotate objects, students are challenged to discover which one of three dinosaur pictures is like the prompt.
8 Verbal Analogies
Using prior knowledge about characteristics of basic dinosaurs, students build verbal connections between concepts. You can adapt this activity by presenting it orally to non-fluent reading children.
4 Table Logic Puzzles
Ending your unit with these table logic puzzles allows your students to show off their acquired knowledge while you build in deductive reasoning skills. Pre-read the puzzles to be certain you cover certain basic facts about different dinosaurs. For example, students will need to know that Stegosaurus used its tail to defend itself and Apatosaurus had a long neck. The puzzles increase in difficulty, moving from 3x3 to 5x5 tables that must be sorted by facts.
Use these worksheets as whole class or small group activities or incorporate them in take-home packets. They're perfect for early finishers and enrichment for your GT early elementary students who need an extra challenge.
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