This download includes 5 Winter Olympic themed logic puzzles. It also includes a bonus activity that goes along with the logic puzzle titled, "Event Starting Times." The bonus activity contains a winter scene with the characters that are mentioned in the "Event Starting Times" puzzle. The students color the scene and the athletes and then write the correct starting times next to each athlete. It's a fun way for the students to record their work!
These puzzles would be appropriate for logic puzzle beginners. 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.