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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.

Brain Teaser Worksheets

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
Figure out the mystery word that matches each clue.
2nd through 4th Grades
Can you decode Marvin the Monkey's secret message to you?
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Can you unscramble all twenty-six of these 5-letter words?  Includes a fun scoring key for kids.
2nd through 4th Grades
Each letter in the code represents the letter that comes before it in the alphabet.  (example:  IFMMP = HELLO)
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Find the pattern of letters and tell which comes next. 
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Students solve the number-letter teasers.  (example:  26 L in the A = 26 letters in the alphabet)
2nd through 4th Grades
Can your students figure out the answers to these tricky riddle puzzles?
2nd through 4th Grades
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
Can you tell what these picture puzzles are trying to say?
2nd through 4th Grades
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
Use the clues to complete the 4 by 4 acrostic crossword squares.
2nd through 4th Grades
More 4 by 4 acrostic crossword square puzzles for kids.
2nd through 4th Grades

Rebus Puzzles

Can you figure out the word and phrases illustrated in the pictures?
Kindergarten
What common words and phrases are drawn in the pictures?
Kindergarten
Challenge your students to solve these mind-bending rebus puzzles.
Kindergarten
Here's another set of nine brain teaser rebus puzzles.
Kindergarten
How many of these picture-word rebus puzzle challenges will your students be able to solve?
Kindergarten
Will your class be able to figure out the answers to these challenging brain teaser rebus puzzles?
Kindergarten

Hink Pinks

A hink pink is a pair of rhyming words that can be used to define a silly clue.
4th through 6th Grades
More easy hink pink riddles (rhyming pairs).
4th through 6th Grades
These hink pinks are a little bit harder, for kids with a more complex vocabulary.
4th through 6th Grades
These tough hink pinks will really twist your mind and drive you crazy.
4th through 6th Grades
Even more super-tough hink pink clues to solve.
4th through 6th Grades
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!
4th through 6th Grades
What do you call a tired, yellow flower? A lazy daisy! What do you call a magical creature who milks cows? A dairy fairy!
4th through 6th Grades

Visual-Spatial Challenges

Which jigsaw puzzle piece fits into each puzzle?
2nd through 4th Grades
Say the colors you see printed on the page, not the color word that is written. This game is tricky for fluent readers. (Requires a color printer.)
2nd through 8th Grades

Number Challenges

Type numbers into a calculator, turn the calculator upside down and read the words.
Find the pairs of numbers in each row that have a sum of 10.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Figure out which pairs of numbers add up to 25.
1st and 2nd Grades
Find and circle the pairs of numbers that add up to 100.
1st through 3rd Grades
Calculate how many weeks, months, and days old you are.  Problem-solving worksheet requires higher-level multiplication skills.
3rd and 4th Grades

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.

Secret Code Math

On these printable math worksheets, students will use a cypher key to decode the numbers on math problems.

Penelope Peabody - 50 States

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

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