Need a no-prep Halloween activity to entertain your little goblins this Halloween? Challenge them to solve one of these free printable Halloween sudoku puzzles for kids!
Halloween is approaching, and my kids are getting excited! We’re doing all the pumpkin activities and listening to Monster Mash on repeat.
In the name of combining learning with fun fall festivities, I created this simple Halloween printable activity that my kids loved!
Are you familiar with sudoku? They are number puzzles that challenge puzzlers to fill in the blank squares of a partially filled grid so that each row, column, and section each have each number only once. It’s a fun logic puzzle and sometimes really challenging!
After my 8-year-old discovered the fun of sudokus in a children’s magazine we get, I thought…huh, I could totally make something like that.
So I took the basic concept of a picture-based sudoku and created a fun Halloween activity!
I gave them to my kids as a playful challenge one day while they ate their afternoon snack to kick off the Halloween season, and they dove right in! I was surprised at how well my six-year-old was able to reason through the logic of the puzzle…moral: don’t underestimate kids!
So many possible uses…
These puzzles would also be perfect for a class party, a fun homeschool activity, or to keep the kids entertained on Halloween day while they wait for the main festivities to begin.
Something for everyone…
There are several different versions of the puzzles, some easier for younger kids and some more challenging for older kids. My six- and eight-year-old boys were both able to figure them out without any help from me!
What we’re learning…
Not that every activity has to be educational, but isn’t it great when games can also serve a higher purpose? Sudoku helps kids develop the following valuable skills:
- Recognizing patterns
- Understanding logic
- Sorting items
- Developing fine motor skills (through drawing)
Want to print the Halloween sudoku puzzles?
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- Fun Halloween songs your preschooler will love + learning activities to go along with them
- What to do with leftover Halloween candy…learning activities kids will love
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- DIY Halloween Slime Kit
- Silly Jack-o-lantern felt board