|A Teasing Riddle|
Augustus Leopold Egg, 1816-1863
“The first jigsaw puzzle was created around 1760, when JohnSpilsbury, a British engraver and mapmaker, mounted a map on a sheet of wood that he then sawed around each individual country. Spilsbury used the product to aid in teaching geography.
After catching on with the wider public, this remained the primary use of jigsaw puzzles until about 1820. By the early 20th century, magazines and newspapers found that they could increase their daily subscriptions by publishing puzzle contests. ”
- Jigsaw puzzles use both sides of the brain.
- Puzzles improves memory, cognitive function and problem solving skills.
- Word searches and crossword puzzles increase vocabulary and language skills.
- Sudoku, exercises the brain by testing memory and logical thinking, and can improve number skills. Information found at: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-puzzle-day-january-29/
Clever Manka –
The Clever Wife – China
The Devil and His Grandmother
The Enchanted Princess – Russia
King John and the Abbot of Canterbury - England
Rachel the Clever -
The Riddle – Grimm
The Three Dolls - Iran
Weighing the Elephant - China
Imagination Soup - 6 Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day with Kids
Busy Teachers: Riddle Me This - 5 Practical Uses for Riddles in the ESL Classroom
Education World – Teaching with Puzzles
Mentor Education – Five Reasons to Use Riddles in the Classroom
STEMGems: Weighing the Elephant - “This STEM Gem presents a problem from
Chinese folklore that requires critical thinking and math to solve. The age appropriateness
of the activity can be raised or lowered by changing the numbers being used to
solve the problem.”
Looking for some riddles to share between your tales? Here are 40 riddles, and most importantly, the answers!
Bored Teachers – 100 riddles for the classroom your students will love!
National Institute of Environmental Health – Not So Hard
Teaching Expertise - 50 Riddles To Keep Your Students Entertained
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