Magic Squares is one of the cool number puzzles, logic games and fun brain games for kids.
Use notebook paper you have on hand or raid the unlined white paper stored in your printer.
This is a great critical thinking and mathematical activity that is fairly challenging.
Both parents and kids can play.
This has become extremely popular in the past few years. While you can buy books and play, it's pretty fun to invent your own!
All players draw a square, then subdivide it into 9 boxes. There will be 3 boxes across and 3 boxes up and down.
Players must fill in each square with a number between 1 and 9 (using one number only once) so that across, diagonally, and up and down rows add up to 15.
The first player to correctly complete the puzzle wins.
This can be played with 16 squares and using the numbers 1 to 16.
These numbers diagonally, horizontally and vertically need to total 34.
You can also play this in teams of 2 or 3. Two or three heads are sometimes better than one!
Enjoy working your brain with fun mathematical activities!