Yesterday’s post, which was about finding creative ways to make Zoom (or any online conference) calls fun, was a nice lead-in today’s shared activity. Eric Berlin, puzzlemaker extraordinaire, (see my Puzzlesnacks post for more info) came up with an ingenious idea that adds a twist to social distancing while earning money for charity. When you use the form linked on this page to donate to Feeding America, and then provide a screen shot of your receipt, you will be e-mailed two sets of eleven puzzles in PDF form. Choose a puzzle partner to give Set A or B to, and you will work on the other. You can do some of the puzzles independently, and others will need collaboration. The combination of puzzle answers from both sets will be needed to solve the final puzzle.
I haven’t done all of the puzzles, yet, but they look like they are probably suited for teenagers and up. With your two sets of challenges comes a third file of hints and solutions. For more information about Feeding America, you can visit this page on their website. However, be sure to go to Eric Berlin’s page through this link so your donation will be correctly allocated.