Logic Games for Kids
Want logic problems with extra math skills included? Try out these easy logic games for kids that require telling time and adding/subtracting to solve.
October is a fun month. There are so many fall activities, pumpkin-themed learning, and of course Halloween to look forward to.
But if you have to teach on the day of Halloween or the day after, you know that this is quite a challenge.
So I created these simple logic puzzles with grids for kids to add some fun to these special days.
Logic Problems with Grids
Before you begin, you need to explain the logic problem grid. One of the hardest parts for my kindergartener was understanding where to put the x.
So we knew that Byson couldn’t be partners with Seymour but he wanted to put the x in the first box under Bryson, not the last box….the box that was across from Seymour.
When we do our next one, we will do a little drill first and give my little guy clues and see if he can point to the correct box.
We also did the finger thing. Bring one finger down and one finger across till they meet. I think this might work best on older more coordinated children, but not so much for him.
Since this is such a great skill, we will keep working on it and discussing it.
Logic Problems for Kids
The other part of logic problems is …well….using logic. My kindergartener and I did our first problem yesterday. When we had finished the last clue he was quite dismayed.
“There aren’t any more clues and I don’t know the answers.”
We looked back at our chart and found the one answer we knew. I then asked him if anyone else could live under the bed if Champ was living there.
At first, he replied yes, and I knew I had been derelict in explaining that each monster had to have its own place. Once I got that cleared up, we put “x’s” in the bed column for every monster except Champ.
Using the “power of observation” we studied our chart and we saw that Seymour had “x’s” in all the places to live except the cave.
We quickly put a “YES” on the box that shows Seymour and cave, and then we knew that good old Bryson had to live in the sea.
Time Word Problems
He absolutely loved them and wanted to do another one. I told him we would do an even harder one tomorrow.
Levels of Difficulty
- The logic problems start easy. They are three by three grids with two clues.
- We then progress to a four by four.
- Finally, we get to five by fives.
As the puzzles get larger, the clues get harder too.
- One puzzle requires students to read an analog clock,
- One requires two-digit addition and subtraction.
- Another puzzle requires the students to figure out which state the monsters live in. They have to know where five states are to solve the problems. (If your students need help with states, I loved working on this site at the end of the year. It has different levels the children can work through to learn their states.)
Enjoy these special days with your children!
Need more challenges? Try these logic problems.
Printable Grid Logic Puzzles
Get all Ten logic problems HERE,