Easy Sudoku Puzzle for Kids


Has your child played Sudoku yet?  It's a great brain game for kids of all ages.  They can range from easy to hard depending on skill level.  

I've seen the fill-in-the-blank puzzles many times, but honestly the whole concept scared me a bit.  It is typically filled with numbers amongst blank spaces, so having a slight phobia of anything math related, I steered clear.

But fear not!  If you are new to the game of Sudoku, try this easy puzzle using post-it notes!

fun sudoku puzzle for kids

Why Post It Notes Sudoku?

It's fun!

We had a stash of them!

The peel and stick feature allow for self correction! 

And, the stick and peel feature of the post-it notes gives those hand muscles a work-out, so it is the perfect activity to share with you for another week of Fine Motor Fridays!

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Brain Game for Kids

Now, despite being commonly used with numbers, Sudoku doesn't require math skills per se-- it is actually a game of logic; it's a puzzle!

Sudoku puzzles may also be played using letters, numbers, objects, .... and colors by way of post-it notes!

sudoku puzzle brain game for kids

Supplies Needed:

Easy Sudoku Puzzle for Kids

I made up a simple 4x4 grid as the base for our puzzle; if you are familiar with Sudoku, you may add more difficulty by making a 6x6 and/or 9x9 grid.

The object of the game is to fill in the blank "cells."

That may sound pretty simple, but while filling in the "cells," there must be no duplicates in each row and column!

Sudoku Puzzle for Kids

This color sudoku game is unique in that it uses post-it notes.  With the 4x4 grid, you will need 4 different colors of post-it notes.

Once I made up the grid, I deliberately placed one post-it note of each color on the grid.

It was my child's job to finish it off and figure out how to solve the puzzle using the rest of the post-it notes.

 I am glad I chose to do this activity with post-it notes vs. stickers, because we had to switch up a couple of cells a few times!

The activity was great for fine motor skills, too.

So much hand coordination is involved in peeling and sticking post-it notes.

easy sudoku puzzle for kids

Even though I made up the puzzle, it was a great brain work-out for me, too! 

 It is not so easy as it looks!  

But my son was all smiles in the end when he did figure it out!  

A little logic and fine motor action in one easy to make activity!

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  1. Oh wow this is such a great idea! I loved logic puzzles as a school kid, what a great introduction to that kind of thinking!!

  2. Georgina @ Craftulate8:47 AM, February 15, 2014

    Oooooh I think I'd like to set this up for me!!

  3. This looks like a fun challenge! I might have to give my older kids the same challenge with their LEGO too :) They have a LEGO blog, Stories From Our LEGO Town. I'm going to post this to their blog Facebook page to share with other LEGO / Duplo fans :) Thanks for sharing!


  4. School Time Snippets10:40 AM, February 16, 2014

    No kidding?! I guess there goes my claim that probably everyone has a set. Ha! They are great blocks; we love all our sets!

  5. Kelly at Little Wonders' Days8:39 PM, February 17, 2014

    I really like this idea! This would be fun to do at restaurants while waiting for dinner to arrive. Thanks for sharing at the After School Link up.

  6. What a great challenge. I can't wait to try this with my kids. Thanks for linking to Little Builders. x


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