I apologize to those of you who may not celebrate Christmas, as these puzzles all fit that theme. I did look for online logic puzzles to represent the other winter holidays, and sadly did not find any that would be appropriate for this post. I will try to be more prepared next year!
The following links are to online, flash based games that require strategy and/or logic. They would make good centers for the last few days before the break if you are in the same boat as the teachers in our district, who are teaching into next week. Parents, here is a way to keep your kids challenged over the holidays. Remember, the games will be most effective if there is an accompanying reflection, whether written or verbal, about the thinking that is used to complete each puzzle.
Christmas Tree Light Up – Connect all of the bulbs and wires to light up the tree.
The Christmas Tree Maze – Drag the bar of lights at the bottom of the tree along the maze of white wires until one of the end bulbs lights up the star at the top.
Christmas Ornaments Swap – Try to get 3 or more Christmas decorations of the same type in a row.