Critical Thinking for Kindergarten and First Grade!
Included in this file are 5 logic puzzles made specifically for kindergarten and first graders. They are large, easily visible puzzles for whole groups or small groups. I usually create logic puzzles for grades 2 and up that require reading. I tried to think of a way to bring these puzzles, which are excellent for critical thinking skills, to younger children who may not be reading. The teacher should set up the puzzle as shown in the picture I took. I have magnets on the pictures and drew the lines on the white board. You could also set this up on the floor and use tape to create the grid lines or you can tape 3 large pieces of construction paper together and draw the grid lines on the paper. This can be saved for future use.
Each of the five puzzles are labeled with their own letter so you won't mix up puzzle pieces. For example, I've labeled all the pieces for the first puzzle with the letter "A." When you have completed that puzzle with your students, pick up the pieces and grab the pieces for the "B" puzzle. You only have to lay out the 8 pictures as shown and read the clues (also labeled) that go with that puzzle. I've made this as teacher friendly as I could! Answer sheets included!