Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How and Why to Play Sudoku with Kids?

 Sudoku is a fun puzzle that lets kids use their logical reasoning and critical thinking skills. I use this game to level up my students brain power, stimulate their mind, improve children’s memory.
Most importantly, we have fun! Knowing that they are making an active improvement in their mental and physical health as a result.

You can play sudoku in so many different and funny ways. For example, I love to play it for reinforcing my students vocabulary.

First, I draw a 4x4 grid on a whiteboard and my students draw it in their notebooks.

Sudoku Vocabulary Practice Classroom Game

I try to use notebooks and whiteboard whenever we have time. If you are like me, you have every reason to do that. I believe that student have to practice this type of hand-eye coordination.

Then we write any vocabulary that we want to practice.


Sudoku Vocabulary Practice Classroom Game

 ...and the thinking process can start!

Sudoku Vocabulary Practice Classroom Game

The aim of this game is to write the missing words (draw pictures) in the empty squares. Every word must appear only once in each row, column and block.

Sudoku Vocabulary Practice Classroom Game

Sudoku Vocabulary Practice Classroom Game

Sudoku Vocabulary Practice Classroom Game

Sudoku Vocabulary Practice Classroom Game

If you like the activity above and need a fun, engaging game you can use at home and in your classroom, check out my Sudoku with Shapes for Beginners below.

Shapes Sudoku

I created a Sudoku with Shapes printable for my four and six year old to teach them this magnificent game.
Since we are learning basic shapes, I designed my first sudoku printable with shapes.
I also wanted to include fine motor skill practice in this printable, so I built it as a cut and paste activity.

The aim of this game is to find the missing pictures, cut out...


Sudoku with Shapes
 ...and glue each one in a correct square.

Sudoku with Shapes



Sudoku with Shapes



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