Get ready for National Puzzle Day on Friday, January 29. What can you do? Here a few suggestions:
1. Language Arts ~ English, literature, and foreign language teachers can use crosswords, anagrams, or word searches of current vocabulary or spelling words.
2. Math ~ Math teachers can develop number crosswords, sudoku (use colors instead of numbers for small children), or logic puzzles to reinforce skills.
3. Science ~ Science teachers can have students solve cryptograms or ciphers using the scientific method.
4. Social Studies ~ Social studies teachers can turn maps into jigsaw puzzles.
5. Co-Workers ~ Invite your co-workers or fellow students to a New York Times crossword challenge.
6. Family ~ Plan a family puzzle night. Enjoy a jigsaw puzzle or Scrabble or a Rubik's Cube.
7. Read a book like "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown. It's full of puzzles as part of the plot.
8. Here's a sudoku puzzle to get you ready for the day!