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Critical thinking ideas, activities, and printable resources for the elementary classroom. Logic puzzles, brain teasers, problem solving, and more!

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We love logic puzzles! Logic puzzles are perfect for teaching early problem solving and critical thinking skills for young learners. These introductory puzzles are great for early finishers, morning work, math stations, challenge work, and more! Critical Thinking Activities, Critical Thinking Skills, Love And Logic, Brain Teaser Puzzles, Logic Puzzles, Early Finishers, Problem Solving Skills, Math Stations, Morning Work
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Logic Puzzles

We love logic puzzles! Logic puzzles are perfect for teaching early problem solving and critical thinking skills for young learners. These introductory puzzles are great for early finishers, morning work, math stations, challenge work, and more!

Do you love logic puzzles? These spring-themed logic puzzles are perfect for math stations, morning work, early finishers, enrichment, and more! These simple grid puzzles are a great way to introduce logic puzzles to your students. Fun way to practice problem solving and critical thinking skills! Grid Puzzles, Logic Puzzles, Critical Thinking Activities, Critical Thinking Skills, 1st Grade Activities, Science Activities, Classroom Resources, Teaching Resources, Math Stem

Logic Puzzles

Do you love logic puzzles? These spring-themed logic puzzles are perfect for math stations, morning work, early finishers, enrichment, and more! These simple grid puzzles are a great way to introduce logic puzzles to your students. Fun way to practice problem solving and critical thinking skills!

Take Jack and the Beanstalk to the next level with this Fairy Tale STEM activity. Students will plan, design, build, and test a beanstalk for Jack to climb. This resource requires minimal materials and is low-prep. Perfect for elementary school! Build a Beanstalk STEM is a great way to integrate reading, writing, science, and math. Elementary Science, Science Classroom, Classroom Resources, Cool Science Experiments, Science Ideas, Spring Activities, Stem Activities, Critical Thinking Activities, Engage In Learning

Fairy Tale STEM

Take Jack and the Beanstalk to the next level with this Fairy Tale STEM activity. Students will plan, design, build, and test a beanstalk for Jack to climb. This resource requires minimal materials and is low-prep. Perfect for elementary school! Build a Beanstalk STEM is a great way to integrate reading, writing, science, and math.

Spring Logic Puzzles. Great brain teasers to start critical thinking and problem solving in the elementary classroom. Grid puzzles with answer keys. Reading Response Activities, Critical Thinking Activities, 1st Grade Activities, Back To School Activities, Spring Activities, 2nd Grade Classroom, Primary Classroom, Classroom Resources, Logic Puzzles

Logic Puzzles Spring

Spring Logic Puzzles. Great brain teasers to start critical thinking and problem solving in the elementary classroom. Grid puzzles with answer keys.

Are you looking for an engaging and worthwhile alternative to traditional homework? Read this blog post about my Creative Homework Project! Get to know your students on a different level as they study and present on a self-selected topic. This project really ups the engagement factor as students research and learn about anything they want! Loved by teachers, parents, and students!! Elementary Classroom Themes, High School Classroom, Classroom Resources, 1st Grade Activities, Teaching Activities, Teaching Resources, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Hacks, Critical Thinking Activities

Homework Alternative

Are you looking for an engaging and worthwhile alternative to traditional homework? Read this blog post about my Creative Homework Project! Get to know your students on a different level as they study and present on a self-selected topic. This project really ups the engagement factor as students research and learn about anything they want! Loved by teachers, parents, and students!!

These Boom Cards are perfect practice for reading and following directions. Students will sort, categorize, and build cupcakes according to the given directions. Perfect for homework, extra practice, centers, and distance learning! Teachers Toolbox, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, Critical Thinking Activities, Learning Games, Team Building Activities, Fun Activities, Kindergarten Classroom Management, Classroom Resources

Following Directions

These Boom Cards are perfect practice for reading and following directions. Students will sort, categorize, and build cupcakes according to the given directions. Perfect for homework, extra practice, centers, and distance learning!

These Valentine's Day themed “which one doesn’t belong” activity cards are designed to promote oral language and critical thinking skills, develop problem solving skills and encourage analyzing, sorting and categorizing skills. Students will learn to justify their choice as there is always more than one right answer! #valentinesdayactivity #criticalthinking #thinkingskills #thinkingroutine #whichonedeosntbelong #problemsolving #reasoningskills #kindergarten #firstgrade #distancelearning Valentines Day Activities, Holiday Activities, Craft Activities For Kids, Writing Activities, Activity Ideas, Critical Thinking Activities, Critical Thinking Skills, Primary Classroom, Elementary Teacher

Valentine's Day Themed - Which One Doesn't Belong? - Critical Thinking Skills

These Valentine's Day themed “which one doesn’t belong” activity cards are designed to promote oral language and critical thinking skills, develop problem solving skills and encourage analyzing, sorting and categorizing skills. Students will learn to justify their choice as there is always more than one right answer! #valentinesdayactivity #criticalthinking #thinkingskills #thinkingroutine #whichonedeosntbelong #problemsolving #reasoningskills #kindergarten #firstgrade #distancelearning

Escape rooms are very popular right now! Make your own and plan this fun activity for kids at home with this DIY escape room. #escaperoom #escaperoomforkids #escaperoomDIY #activitiesforkidsathome #activitiesforkids Critical Thinking Activities, Quiet Time Activities, Indoor Activities For Kids, Montessori Activities, Fun Learning, Toddler Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Ideas, Escape Room For Kids

Activities for Kids at Home

Escape rooms are very popular right now! Make your own and plan this fun activity for kids at home with this DIY escape room. #escaperoom #escaperoomforkids #escaperoomDIY #activitiesforkidsathome #activitiesforkids

Have you used logic puzzles with your students? I LOVE doing logic puzzles AND teaching my primary students how to do them as well! Read this blog post about five reasons to try logic puzzles in your classroom. You can grab some free samples, too! 1st Grade Activities, Fun Classroom Activities, Teaching Activities, Classroom Fun, Teaching Writing, Classroom Resources, Teaching Resources, Elementary Classroom Themes, Elementary Math

Logic Puzzles

Have you used logic puzzles with your students? I LOVE doing logic puzzles AND teaching my primary students how to do them as well! Read this blog post about five reasons to try logic puzzles in your classroom. You can grab some free samples, too!

These Boom Cards are perfect for reading comprehension and logic practice for elementary students. Students read three clues and choose the correct answer. Self-correcting with engaging pictures and clues. Reading Comprehension Activities, Reading Passages, Reading Resources, Classroom Resources, Critical Thinking Activities, Common Core Curriculum, Teachers Toolbox, Logic Puzzles, Blended Learning

Reading and Logic

These Boom Cards are perfect for reading comprehension and logic practice for elementary students. Students read three clues and choose the correct answer. Self-correcting with engaging pictures and clues.

This Christmas STEM activity is the perfect indpendent or team project for winter or anytime! All you need are toothpicks and gumdrops. Students will plan, design, create, build, and evaulate their gumdrop structures. Engage your students while encouraging problem solving and creative thinking skills. Christmas Activities For School, Holiday Activities, Science Activities, Kindergarten Science, Elementary Science, Science Classroom, Creative Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking Activities, Engage In Learning

Christmas STEM Activities for Kids

This Christmas STEM activity is the perfect indpendent or team project for winter or anytime! All you need are toothpicks and gumdrops. Students will plan, design, create, build, and evaulate their gumdrop structures. Engage your students while encouraging problem solving and creative thinking skills.

Valentine Logic Puzzles. Great brain teasers to start critical thinking and problem solving in the elementary classroom. Grid puzzles with answer keys. Teachers Toolbox, Teacher Tools, Teacher Hacks, 2nd Grade Classroom, Primary Classroom, Classroom Resources, Reading Response Activities, Critical Thinking Activities, Grid Puzzles

Logic Puzzles Valentine's Day

Valentine Logic Puzzles. Great brain teasers to start critical thinking and problem solving in the elementary classroom. Grid puzzles with answer keys.

Are you looking for fun, yet educational, Halloween activities? These Halloween Logic Puzzles are perfect! Students can begin solving introductory grid logic puzzles with a Halloween theme. Excellent for critical thinking and problem solving practice. Use at your Halloween party or for Halloween morning work. Fun Halloween Activities, 1st Grade Activities, Halloween Math, Holiday Activities, Critical Thinking Activities, Teachers Toolbox, Logic Puzzles, Classroom Crafts, Math Stations

Halloween Logic Puzzles

Are you looking for fun, yet educational, Halloween activities? These Halloween Logic Puzzles are perfect! Students can begin solving introductory grid logic puzzles with a Halloween theme. Excellent for critical thinking and problem solving practice. Use at your Halloween party or for Halloween morning work.

Over 100 Printable Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles will challenge kids to use critical thinking skills by using fun, tricky, problem solving riddles. These Logic Puzzles and Brain Teasers have students read clues then use illustrated pictures that keep kids actively engaged, challenged, but not frustrated! This BUNDLE of Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles includes seasonal puzzles and daily puzzle activities. Check out this resource for your gifted students and intermediate students… Fourth Grade Math, Second Grade Math, Math Logic Puzzles, Math Classroom Decorations, Math Challenge, Enrichment Activities, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Resources

Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles Math Challenges

Over 100 Printable Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles will challenge kids to use critical thinking skills by using fun, tricky, problem solving riddles. These Logic Puzzles and Brain Teasers have students read clues then use illustrated pictures that keep kids actively engaged, challenged, but not frustrated! This BUNDLE of Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles includes seasonal puzzles and daily puzzle activities. Check out this resource for your gifted students and intermediate students…