Erno Rubik said, "The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life." Mr Rubik is the creator of the Rubik's Cube, so he undoubtedly knew what he was talking about! Solving puzzles is not just a fun pastime; it is a way to broaden the mind, sharpen critical thinking skills, expand our vocabulary, fine tune our math skills, and so much more! A little bit of fun can turn into skills that improve our daily lives.
As a homeschooling parent, I am always on the prowl for interesting activities that can help to fill the "logic" slot of our curriculum. There are a few options out there, but they don't always fit the age level I need or they just don't make a lot of sense (not good for something billed as logic)! Puzzles have always been my go-to item to fill logic time. We've been solving them for years, but then I ran out of puzzles! There certainly are plenty of fluff puzzles out there that I could make my kids do, but I want puzzles that really make them think! So I started writing my own.
My store "The Puzzle Den" at TeacherspayTeachers.com is a place where I can share my puzzle mania! If you look around my house, you will find stashes of puzzle magazines everywhere. Now, added to the piles are bits of paper with my own scratched out puzzles, waiting to be added to a pack and shared with the world. I do hope you and your students enjoy these puzzles.
Remember, when you're visiting TpT, you can get credits for every dollar you spend by leaving feedback for the authors. Every 100 credits is worth $5 towards future purchases. So if you find yourself needing to buy my priced products, just leave some feedback and you will have gained not only a lovely puzzle pack to amaze your students with, but store credits too! You can also "follow me" on TpT and get email updates whenever I post new puzzles.