When your kids get tired of running around in the snow, and you don’t want them glued to video games while indoors, try some BRAIN GAMES. There are numerous studies that tout the benefits of exercising our brains with different kinds of games and riddles. The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES has put together a collection of riddles and brain teasers for all ages. Below is a sampling:
PALINDROMES: A palindrome is a word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. Example: POP, DID, CIVIC. Or this sentence: NOW I WON. Check out the Palindrome riddles on this site as well as an alphabetical listing of palindrome words.
Can you create a sentence using only Palindrome words?
NOT SO HARD RIDDLES:
Where do fish keep their money? In a riverbank
TUFF STUFF RIDDLES:
A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn are left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it? (CHECK OUT THE SITE FOR THE ANSWER)
You can also print out and play the LEAP FROG BRAIN TEASER GAME. A perfect activity for a snow day stuck indoors.
There are REBUS PUZZLES, PROVERB FUN, NUMBER PUZZLES AND MORE.
Have fun and give your brain some exercise.