These puzzles are really fun, and they’re
really educational too. Play the paper and pencil version, or
invite your students to play our interactive online version. This
should also be a weekly regular for your students! Click the
section header to view this week’s Logic Puzzle of the Week, and
to play if you wish.
A woman took her four kids shopping one afternoon. To keep peace, she
said she'd buy one item each of their choice. Also she bought each
child got an ice cream cone and a drink. From the clues, determine the
item each child got, the extra item each child snuck into the cart,
the flavor of ice cream each got, and the type of drink.
Wilma and three other women were comparing notes about the
achievements of their sons. Each son had a favorite sport and each was
a star player. The boys ranged in age from 10 years old to 13 years
old. Determine the full name of each mother, the name of her son, the
sport each son played, and how old each son was.
Four people ordered items from a popular
mail order catalog. They all lived in the same apartment building and
all on the same floor. Each person ordered one item and each item was
delivered on a different day during the same week. Determine the full
name of each person, their apartment number, the day their item was
delivered, and what each item was.
Spring is in the air and four garden enthusiasts are eagerly making
their plans for their spring planting. Each gardener is planning one
large garden planned for vegetables and several smaller gardens for
flowers... Use the clues to determine the full name of each gardener,
what new vegetable and flower will be grown, and which day each plans
to break ground.
Four neighbors decided one summer to improve their homes. Each couple planned on an outside home improvement to take advantage of the good summer weather. However, once they got started, they got carried away and worked on an inside home improvement too. Using the clues, determine the full name of each couple and the two home improvements each couple made.
Four couples decided to go camping to the state forest one weekend. Each couple traveled in a different van and each chose a separate camping spot... Using a set of clues and our special interactive solving grid, determine the full name of each couple, the color of their van, and the number of their camping space.
Spring has arrived and Julia has the cleaning bug. The day was so warm
and sunny she just couldn’t help herself. It was spring-cleaning time!
She dusted and washed, moved furniture, shook out rugs, scrubbed
windows, and waxed woodwork. She got into a routine where she would
clean two rooms, then take a break, then she’d clean two more rooms,
and then take a break, until she was done (the start times were every
two hours from 9:00AM to 7:00PM). By the end of the day, she was
exhausted…but the house sparkled with cleanliness!..
To celebrate the first snowstorm, Lucy's art teacher had them design
snowflakes and cut them out using pieces of colored construction
paper. When the class was done making them, everyone laid out their
finished snowflakes and the class voted on which were the best
designs. Determine the full name of the classmates who won the class
vote, the color of construction paper each of the winning designs was
cut from, and where each design placed.
Once again, the Smith family converged on Brian and Susan’s house,
this time to celebrate Christmas. The resulting crowd overflowed the
house with all the warmth, noise, boisterousness, and love of a large
family brought together for the holidays. Amongst the siblings, aunts,
uncles, parents, and even grandparents of the Smith family ran a
gaggle of young cousins, seconds cousins, nieces, nephews, sons,
daughters, and grandchildren. Brian worried that their small home
would never recover from the flock of family crowded under its roof;
Susan worried she’d never have enough food to feed everyone...
Summer’s here and it’s hot outside! Yesterday, Sara invited three of
her friends over for a day of fun in the sun, and of course, in the
pool. She had the day all planned with lots of food, activities, and
frolic time in the pool between events. A good time was had by all and
at the end of the day, her friends agreed the party a great success...