Brain Teaser Worksheets

These printable brain teasers will help build vocabulary, creative thinking and logic skills.  They're great for kids who need an extra brain-charged challenge.

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Word Challenges
Figure out the mystery word that matches each clue.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Figure out the mystery word that matches each clue.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Figure out the mystery word that matches each clue.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Can you decode Marvin the Monkey's secret message to you?
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Can you unscramble all twenty-six of these 5-letter words?  Includes a fun scoring key for kids.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Each letter in the code represents the letter that comes before it in the alphabet.  (example:  IFMMP = HELLO)
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades
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Find the pattern of letters and tell which comes next. 
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Students solve the number-letter teasers.  (example:  26 L in the A = 26 letters in the alphabet)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Can your students figure out the answers to these tricky riddle puzzles?
2nd through 4th Grades
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Learn about oddities in the English language.  Find the weird words in the puzzle, then match them to the given clues.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Can you tell what these picture puzzles are trying to say?
2nd through 4th Grades
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This worksheet contains a list of partially-completed proverbs. Students have to fill in the blank lines to complete each proverb. If they're unsure of the answer, have them make their best guess.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Figure out which NFL football team the funny clues refer to.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Use the clues to complete the 4 by 4 acrostic crossword squares.
2nd through 4th Grades
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More 4 by 4 acrostic crossword square puzzles for kids.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Rebus Puzzles
Can you figure out the word and phrases illustrated in the pictures?
Kindergarten Grade
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What common words and phrases are drawn in the pictures?
Kindergarten Grade
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Challenge your students to solve these mind-bending rebus puzzles.
Kindergarten Grade
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Here's another set of nine brain teaser rebus puzzles.
Kindergarten Grade
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How many of these picture-word rebus puzzle challenges will your students be able to solve?
Kindergarten Grade
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Will your class be able to figure out the answers to these challenging brain teaser rebus puzzles?
Kindergarten Grade
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Hink Pinks
A hink pink is a pair of rhyming words that can be used to define a silly clue.
2nd through 4th Grades
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More easy hink pink riddles (rhyming pairs).
1st through 4th Grades
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These hink pinks are a little bit harder, for kids with a more complex vocabulary.
2nd through 4th Grades
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These tough hink pinks will really twist your mind and drive you crazy.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Even more super-tough hink pink clues to solve.
2nd through 4th Grades
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What do you call a large rock that's colder than other rocks? A colder boulder! How about a plastic glass for a young dog? A pup cup!
2nd through 4th Grades
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What do you call a tired, yellow flower? A lazy daisy! What do you call a magical creature who milks cows? A dairy fairy!
2nd through 4th Grades
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Visual-Spatial Challenges
Which jigsaw puzzle piece fits into each puzzle?
2nd through 4th Grades
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Number Challenges
Type numbers into a calculator, turn the calculator upside down and read the words.
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Find the pairs of numbers in each row that have a sum of 10.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades
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Figure out which pairs of numbers add up to 25.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Find and circle the pairs of numbers in that add up to 100.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Calculate how many weeks, months, and days old you are.  Problem-solving worksheet requires higher-level multiplication skills.
3rd and 4th Grades
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See Also:
Addition Squares

Addition square mathematical logic puzzles

What Am I? Challenges

Use the clues to determine the mystery object.

Number Detective

Read the clues and figure out the secret number.

Penelope Peabody - 50 States

What state is Penelope Peabody visiting? Use the clues to determine her location.