If you're up to the challenge, try these brain teaser puzzles! Each page of brain teasers features word play skills in spelling and vocabulary. These are fun to solve on your own, with a friend or even around the dinner table. This assortment is best for adults and upper grade students.
Brain teasers are especially good to use in the classroom. Why? Because they require students to use critical thinking skills that aren't always stretched in routine classroom exercises.
we've written require students to read directions
carefully and then draw upon their knowledge of spelling and
vocabulary. Just read the descriptions and choose where you'd like to begin!
Rhymonyms TM - Challenging new word play for upper grade students and adults. Think of a pair of rhyming words for each set of synonyms. Printable, free and fun!
First Two Letters - The first two letters to every answer in this list of brain teasers are either supplied or partially revealed. You only need to finish spelling the words. This should be easy -- right?
Fun Brain Teasers for Students These fun brain teasers will check your students' spelling and vocabulary skills. They’ll also tickle their funny bones!
U.S. Presidents: Logical Letter Brain Teaser Choose the right letter in each of 9 clues to spell the answer to a trivia fact about U.S. Presidents. Sounds easy...right?
An Impossible Brain Teaser? - Sure, the directions are tricky, but adults and upper grade students can solve this the first time, right?
Difficult Magic Word Squares - If the standard magic word square is not challenging enough for you, we think you'll love the ones on this page!
Visual Brain Teasers - How long will it take you to identify the common expression or idiom shown in each of our little pictures? Fun to solve with your friends or family!
Brain Teasers for
Adults & Upper Grade Students - Two REALLY
difficult letters with hidden messages. Good spelling skills are the
key to uncovering them!
Brain Teaser Questions and Answers - Quick word transformations, brainstorming and word play challenges
Travel Teaser -
One of our most difficult logic brain teasers. Can you figure out who
went where and when?
Hidden Words - Put your logic skills to the test on this entertaining word brain teaser. How long will it take you to discover three hidden words?
Mysterious Spelling - Hard brain teasers with challenging clues. If you solve them correctly, you'll spell two fun words. Printable version available.
Printable Christmas Brain Teaser Puzzles - 2 fun and interesting cryptograms. How long will it take you to decode them?
You may also enjoy these fun brain games from Word-Game-World!
We have easier
brain teasers, too, including:
Squares - 7 printable word brain teasers, easier than magic squares linked to in the list earlier on this page.
- 2 Printable brain teaser worksheets where knowing how to spell simple words is a must!
and riddles - Light-hearted word fun! A great way to practice language skills.
Are there other brain-stretching activities you'd like to see on the site? Please contact us and let us know. We're especially interested in ideas that help folks do better with Spelling Words Well!
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