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Fun Brain Teasers

Use these fun brain teasers in your spare moments to give your kids a laugh...and some challenging spelling and vocabulary practice, too! These teasers contain fun with double-meaning words and lots more. 

Teachers: ALWAYS try the teasers yourself before assigning them to your students. There are two great reasons for doing so:

1) You'll discover if a puzzle is at the correct difficulty level for your students

2) You'll anticipate questions and obstacles your students may face. For instance, you'll already know that kids may get "tripped up" by a particularly tricky question, because you've already answered it yourself! You'll also have a good idea of how to coach your students around those obstacles. 

Fun Brain Teasers

Here's a peek at the printable version. The full text is shown below. 

Fun Brain Teasers for Students

Double-Meaning Words

Girl asleep, with her head in a book

1. What can be right but never wrong?

2. What is a good thing to part with?

3. What part of a book do you sleep under?

4. If you were stuck in a room with only a bed and a calendar, what could you eat and drink?

Word Play Fun

Glasses and big nose

5. Why is S a scary letter?

6. What is it that loses an eye and has nothing left but a nose?

7. Make one word from the letters in NEW DOOR.

8. Start with GUESS. Replace the two matching letters with the one letter that follows it in the alphabet. Replace the second vowel in the word with the first vowel in the alphabet. Replace the first two letters with WH.  Spell the new word.

Tea Party

race car driver

Find a word for each item that ends with the sound of tea.

Example: What tea should a dishonest person drink? HONESTY

9. What tea should race car drivers drink?

10. What tea should a professor drink?

11. What tea should tardy people drink?

12. What tea should a dentist drink?

1. an angle
2. a comb
3. the cover
4. Water from the springs and dates from the calendar
5. Because it always makes cream scream!
6. Noise. Take out the I and you’ll spell NOSE.
7. Rearrange the letters to spell ONE WORD.
8. GUESS becomes WHAT.

More Fun Brain Teasers

Word Brain Teasers - Magic Word Squares1

Magic Word Squares - In case you don't already know, Magic Word Squares are small letter grids in which the same words are spelled both across and down. This page features seven printable easy word brain teasers. I go step-by-step with lots of helps to get beginners started on this fun format!

Difficult Magic Word Squares - If the standard magic word square is not challenging enough for you, I think you'll love the ones on this page! You'll find harder word squares with fewer hints than the page above.

brain teaser worksheets - pictures

Picture Puzzlers - 2 Printable brain teaser worksheets where knowing how to spell simple words is a must! In these reproducibles, students will solve clues to discover hidden words. They'll need to carefully read the clues and know the spellings for each picture. Good thinking skills are also valuable!

Brain Teaser Questions and Answers - Quick word transformations, brainstorming and word play challenges. Try your best to answer ALL the questions! Or, play along with a friend a two! Teachers, these make great 5-minute fillers at the end of class time.

Hidden Word Brain Teaser

Hidden Words - When you try these hidden word brain teasers, we hope you won't feel like putting your head in the sand! Put your logic skills to the test on this entertaining word brain teaser puzzler page. How long will it take you to discover all three hidden words?

Travel Teaser - One of our most difficult logic brain teasers. Can you figure out who went where and when?  Follow specific rules to solve this logic teaser, including: If there are no misspellings in a statement, the statement is true.

Are you ready for a FUN challenge?

Find more Great Brain Teasers at Word-Game-World!


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