I do love a good brain teaser. I learnt a few of these while I was a guest on board the Disney Magic. Our server used to give them to us while we waited for our food to arrive. Some of them I got quickly, others left me stumped until we were told the answer. Then of course followed the “ohhhh I see now”.  The others I learnt as a child at school.

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These are great to do while you are waiting for food to arrive at a restaurant. They are also good for the whole family to do, not just children. Some require just crayons or something similar (matchsticks/craft sticks will do), while others need paper and pen.  I will post the answers at the end of the piece (no peeking). Best of luck to you.

Brain Teaser 1

Remove 6 crayons to make 10.

Brain Teaser 2

Use 6 crayons to make 4 triangles.

Brain Teaser 3

Move 2 crayons so that the ball is no longer in goal.

Brain Teaser 4

Move 3 crayons so that the fish is facing the other directions.

Brain Teaser 5

Remove two crayons so that you are left with 2 squares.

Brain Teaser 6

Move one crayon so that the donkey is facing the other way.

Brain Teaser 7

Move one crayon to make a square.

Brain Teaser 8

Move 2 crayons to make 3 triangles.

The next two brain teasers require a pen and pencil.

Brain Teaser 9

Add 1 line to make 9:50

Brain Teaser 10

Draw the object with out lifting your pencil off the paper or redrawing any lines.

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10 brain teasers for children

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Brain Teaser 1 Answer

Brain Teaser 2 Answer

Brain Teasers 3 Answer

Brain Teaser 4 Answer

Brain Teaser 5 Answer

Brain Teaser 6 Answer

Brain Teaser 7 Answer

Brain Teaser 8 Answer

Brain Teaser 9 Answer

Brain Teaser 10 Answer


About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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