As the holidays approach, finding engaging activities for your students gets more challenging (to say the least). This is a winter-themed bundle of five logic puzzles that will support your student’s development of critical thinking skills while engaging them in a fun challenge! Five puzzles in all: one winter Olympics, two Snow Fun, and two Christmas puzzles are included. Students will use basic math skills such as less than / greater than, addition, multiplication, and subtraction plus logic skills to solve these puzzles. 4thgraders with a bit of support can enjoy these puzzle and 8th graders can use them for a 15 - 20 minute brain break, enrichment, or transition.
Engaging and perfect for the next two weeks before winter break! Use them at stations, as a class warm-up, or with your early finishers. My students can’t get enough of these - they are always asking me to make more :) Great for emergency sub plans, too!
All five of these puzzles are offered as separate puzzles here on Teachers Pay Teachers - buy this bundle and save some cash!
More about each puzzle:
Winter Olympics: asks students to use their critical thinking and logic skills to use clues about athletes, their country, and their sport to determine which athlete is from which country and what sport they compete in.
Snow Days: One puzzle has a single dimension of determining the number of snowballs each of six students make and the other puzzle asks your students to determine the number of sledding trips and the color of the sled for six students. The clues include simple arithmetic and skills of less than and greater than, so this puzzle could be appropriate for 4th graders with some scaffolding and still work great with middle school students as an independent activity.
Christmas: one puzzle asks students to determine the number and color of ornaments six students hung on a Christmas tree, and the other to determine the color and size (length, width, and height) of gifts for four students.
Answer keys and guidelines for solving are included.