Have your children tried their brains at Sudoku yet? I’ve been hooked on sudoku since a trip to London in 2005 when I was introduced to it. My children have seen me do it and were interested in it, but the 9×9 squares in the booklets I buy are too difficult for them to do. Now we have the perfect solution – Sudoku Picture Puzzles: Vertebrates!
Carolyn of The Wise Owl Factory has created a 110-page resource that is packed full of Sudoku for kids fun! All you have to do is print off the elements you’d like to use and away you go. We received the full down-load in exchange for our honest opinions.
You’re not sure how to do Sudoku? Carolyn has you covered! She’s included easy-to-understand instructions, as well as several strategies to use as the levels of difficulty increase.
The graphics are lovely with vibrant colours, but if you don’t have access to a colour printer or are trying to cut costs, there are also black & while and shadow versions. I printed off a mix and the children and I had fun together colouring some of the black & white cards!
What’s included in Sudoku Animal Picture Puzzles?
- 110 pages of Sudoku puzzle fun, including full instructions.
- Matching cards to use with the sheets.
- Answer keys for each puzzle.
- 4×4 puzzles.
- 6×6 puzzles with 3 levels of difficulty.
- 8×8 puzzles with 4 levels of difficulty.
- 9×9 puzzles with 5 levels of difficulty.
Tristan and Kallista have really been loving this unique version of Sudoku! They’ve played it several times, and are working their way up the difficulty levels already. There’s still lots of scope for them to grow with these puzzles, but as they can be used over and over again, they can continue to play until they’re mastered.
We keep each set in a separate polypocket/sheet protector to keep all the pieces together. They hardly take up any room, which is fantastic when space is at a premium.
Keep a set or two on-hand for the kids to do while waiting for lunch to cook, during a car, bus, train, or plane ride. They’d be perfect for when Mom isn’t feeling up to teaching a math lesson, or for a substitute teacher to use. How fun the students would think they are!
For more prolonged use, I’d recommend printing them off on card stock and laminate the pieces. If you find that this makes them a little too slippery for little hands, simply use some tape rolled up to hold the pieces in place, or you could use some fun-tak or velcro.
You can find the full 110 pages of Sudoku Animal Picture Puzzles on the Wise Owl Factory Premium e-Members page. If you’d like to ‘try before you buy’, you can download 2 sample puzzles for free. While you’re there, don’t forget to investigate all of the other fabulous resources Carolyn has created.
If you like this resource, you’ll love to see some of the other products from The Wise Owl Factory that we’ve tried out;
- Th & Sh Diagraph Fun
- No-Prep Graphing
- Pick-A-Pocket of Prairie Lapbook
- When I Grow Up I Want To Be…posters
- Harry and The Hot Lava Language Arts Printables