Work with your team to think outside of the box to solve multiple riddles, word problems, and other challenges.
Ideal for building: Thinking outside of the box, teamwork, patience
What You Need to Play
Puzzle questions for each team
Pencil for each team
- Print the puzzle sheets (download below). One for each team/
- Gather pencils and match sticks
How to Play Puzzle Challenge
- Tell the group that with a team, they are going to work to solve a series of puzzles.
- Ask the group to break into teams of 3-5 (you could play this game with just a couple people per team as well).
- Once the teams are formed ask a person from each team to come grab a Puzzle sheet and a pencil.
- Ask the team to not look at the puzzle sheet until you say to start.
- Once all the teams have a sheet and a pencil you can say begin and start the 10 minute timer.
- At the end of the time, ask the groups to put their pencils down and it is now time to review the answers.
- Ask the teams to self grade their puzzle sheet
- Find out which team got the most right.
Debrief Example Questions
- How did your team work together to solve the puzzles?
- Did you all work together on each puzzle or did you all work on separate puzzles
- Who came up with the idea to work a certain way?
- What sort of skills are needed to solve these puzzles?
- How can you use this skill outside of this activity?