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This Beehive Puzzle challenges you to assemble the nine pieces to make a beehive shape. No squares of the same color touch each other. Pieces may be rotated, but not overlapped or flipped. This puzzle is from The Big, Big, Big Book of Brainteasers. This book (one of my fave puzzle books!) is out of …

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I’m really excited about this Pentasquares puzzle from Serhiy Grabarchuk. Pentasquares are five square shapes which fit inside a 3 x 3 dimension. The goal of this puzzle is to put all six pentasquares inside a 6 x 6 square. You can rotate the pentasquares, but you may not overlap them or flip them over. …

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Today I’m sharing a new Cover the Shape Puzzle with you. If you’ve been following along with my puzzle table adventures, you’ll be happy to know that this week’s puzzle uses the same pieces as Cover the Duck, Cover the Camel, and Cover the Heart. I couldn’t figure out a clever name for this week’s …

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Today I’m sharing the Cover the Heart Puzzle with you. It’s time to update y’all about the happenings of one of my favorite places in my classroom – the puzzle table. Even though Valentine’s Day was LAST week, I’ve got a bit of a Valentine/Heart themed puzzle out for my students to tackle this week. …

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A new week of school means it is time for a new puzzle for the puzzle table. Last week, my students attempted to Cover the Duck. If you tried last week’s puzzle with your students, you are in for an extra treat. This week’s puzzle, Cover the Camel, uses the EXACT same pieces! You will …

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This week’s puzzle on the puzzle table is a duck-themed shape fitting puzzle that I am calling “Cover the Duck.” I didn’t really plan it this way, but this is the second week in a row where the puzzle table featured a duck-themed puzzle. Last week, my students tackled a puzzled called Ducks and Snakes. …

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Today I want to share with you the Pyramid Challenge Puzzle. Last week, we tackled the color square puzzle from Puzzle Box, Volume 1. This book is my current top recommendation for teachers who are looking to incorporate more puzzles into their classroom. Or, maybe you want a challenge yourself. What I love about this …

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Today’s post about the Color Square Puzzle will probably be short because I’m currently battling a sore throat. I’ve got my fingers crossed that this is due to allergies and not an impending cold.   Yesterday, I put out this week’s new puzzle. I have a table at the front of my room that is designated …

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