7 Logic Puzzles for Kids That Will Definitely Leave You Scratching Your Head
Have you ever had the feeling that your child is getting way smarter than you when riddles or homework from his or her school left you stumped and speechless? We have.
Try to solve these four simple puzzles that elementary school children seem to be able to solve in an instant.
Puzzle 1. A parking spot
This simple puzzle was given to first graders in Hong Kong as an entrance exam. Kids cracked it in just a few seconds.
Puzzle 2. The four-digit numbers
Preschoolers can crack this one in five to 10 minutes; educated programmers in an hour!
Puzzle 3. A numerical pyramid
Third graders in Singapore solve brain teasers and numerical puzzles like this one in a couple of minutes.
Puzzle 4. A box of chocolates
This one is from an American 12-year-old student’s math worksheet.
There are 50 chocolate candies in the box. 30 of them come with caramel filling, 25 with coconut, 10 of them are two-flavored candies with caramel and coconut, and the rest of them are just chocolate candies with no filling.
Question: Which diagram reflects the box of chocolates correctly?
Puzzle 5. Which way this bus is driving?
Puzzle 6. How can this be?
Puzzle 7. The village idiot
Visitors to a scenic mountain village were often amused by the village idiot. When offered a choice between a shiny 50-cent piece and a crumpled $5 bill, he would always happily choose the half-dollar. The bill was worth ten times as much, so why did he never choose it?