Reasoning & thinking skills

Have you read any of the comments in italics on your child's school report recently?

Problem solving

These puzzles will help improve problem solving and thought processes.
"Knows tables but must concentrate on how to use them"
"Needs more help with problem solving"
"Knows basic four rules but must work more quickly"

Maths puzzle
Maths puzzle 2
Reasoning puzzle 1
Reasoning puzzle 5


These puzzles will help to increase confidence and hence concentration.

"Needs to increase confidence in his own abilities”
“Still needs to be more self confident”
“Work more quickly and with confidence”

Concentrate and read
Crossword 3
Use every letter
Crossword 5 Around the world
Number crossword
Egyptian crossword
Crossword on books
People crossword


“needs to improve reading skills” 
“must extend vocabulary” 
“improve spelling and presentation”
Word search 1 reception
Word search 2 KS1
Word search 3 for KS1
Word search 4 Years 3-4
Word search 5 Years4-5


Spatial awareness and reasoning powers

“must be able to relate one piece of information to another” 
“be aware of all the implications to the question”
“be able to solve a problem in more than one way”
Children's quiz
Spatial awareness 1
Spatial awareness 2
Spatial awareness 3
Spatial awareness 5
Puzzles for all

Lateral thinking

“Approach problems from a different angle”
“Needs to think around a problem”
“Must extend range of thought and thinking processes”
“Must develop more extended thought processes”
“Must develop the ability to predict results”
Lateral thinking 1 bottleneck and trains
Lateral thinking 2
Lateral thinking 3
Lateral thinking 4
Lateral thinking 5
Holiday family fun - Riddles


“Apply logic to help solve problems or tasks”
“Be systematic and logical in approaching work”
“Show the logic in arriving at their answer”
“Think slowly and with care to arrive at the correct answer”
Logic puzzles 1
Logic puzzles 2
Logic puzzles 3
Logic puzzles 4
Logic puzzles 5
Logic problem
Logic puzzles

Fun maths

Many more ideas on the Fun maths page

 Maths can be fun...especially if you work together. 

Fun maths for KS1
Fun maths for KS2
Fun maths
Fun maths for all the family

There are many more ideas to stimulate your children. Here are some examples. These iideas will be helpful and they will encourage children to keep thinking and learning whilst enjoying themselves.

The Brown family
Banana Legs
Platonic shapes
Puzzles and thought provoking
Maths puzzles
Brain teasers questions for fun
Thinking and teasers
Sudoku puzzles for all the family
Puzzles for all the family
Thoughtful questions
Maths puzzles & problems for year 1 & 2
Maths fun for year 3
Maths fun for year 4
Maths puzzles and problems-years 5&6
Brain teasers
Tricky questions
Test your intelligence
All sorts of words
Word puzzle
Word play for all
Working with others
Brain game for Early years
I spy on the road
I spy seaside
I spy animals
20 fun things to do as you travel
Lotto board and cards
Geography what's what
History quiz - the Romans
You have to think
Thinking Puzzles
Brain teasers 2
Can you work these out?
Have fun with mazes
Joke book
Games to enjoy
Fun holiday games for the family
Fun activities from African Penguin
Thinking and teasers
Memory games
Solar system quiz
Auditory games
Riddles and brain teasers
Spot the difference
Coin tricks
More memory games
Can you solve these puzzles 2?
Family fun
Use your logic Year 6
Thinking power fun
What comes next?
Enjoy these word puzzles
Puzzling games
More brain teasers
Brain teaser fun



Most children love doing puzzles. It is fun to have a family quiz after a meal together. Children and grandchildren enjoy participating and it is a useful learning curve if you  work in teams. Here they earn to challenge each other and learn to win as well as 'lose'.

For lots more quizzes, use the search box and type in quiz,

Science quizzes for KS2
Space quiz
History quiz for KS2
Biology quiz
Nature quiz
Test your science KS1 no 2
Geography quiz KS3
Winter quiz for children
Stuarts quiz
Colours quiz

Christmas fun

Christmas is often a time when families get together. It is time for relaxation and fun so here are some ideas.  Word Searches, Crosswords and Christmas puzzles are very popular  and you can  enjoy together Have fun and remember to take some family photographs!
We have just shown a few resources here - see our Christmas page for lots more.


Enjoy these together


Royal Family activities

 These papers were written for the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 11. You may still enjoy completing them and discovering details about her reign..

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee crossword
Jubilee crossword for all
Queen Elizabeth crossword
Jubilee crossword to enjoy
Wordsearch on Jubilee 1
Wordsearch on Jubilee 2
Word search on the Jubilee 3
Word search on the Jubilee 4

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