Brain teasers and riddles are not only fun but they have been known to improve cognitive skills. As your child grows, they acquire new skills that need practice. Brain teasers and riddles are one way to teach your kids how to use their newly acquired skills.

Interesting Brain Teasers and Riddles for kids

Brain teasers and riddles are not only fun but they have been known to improve cognitive skills. As your child grows, they acquire new skills that need practice. Brain teasers and riddles are one way to teach your kids how to use their newly acquired skills.

Brain teasers and riddles are not only fun but they also offer a bunch of advantages for your little one like improving their decision-making process, processing speed, brain-eye coordination, planning, and action skills, interpreting and comprehension, reasoning, and problem-solving, creativity, concentration and so many more.

The good thing about brain teasers and riddles is that they give a feeling of achievement when accomplished. Even if you don’t complete it, you still gain some form of learning and brain training. Either way, it’s beneficial to engage your kids with brain teasers and riddles.

Here are some of the interesting brain teasers and riddles that we have designed for your kids to enjoy and learn at the same time.

Bonus: All the riddles and brain teasers at Ray-Zee are free and easily printable. You can also use them in your homeschooling curriculum. Let us know if you liked our worksheets and what else you would like to download.



Word searches are a great way to improve several of the brain skills like problem-solving, boosting thinking and memory, decision making, and processing speed. Word searches are also a great way to learn and improve language skills.

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These word search worksheets are designed for kids ranging from age 4 to 6 years. The animal word search will encourage your kid to learn about the different sounds each animal makes and learn new spellings of the animal names and sounds.

The toy word search focuses on encouraging your child to learn about the vocabulary of their own toys.


Math Puzzles

Undoubtedly, maths is one of the most important skills needed for daily life. Puzzles and maths together, make a great combination to practice and improve cognitive skills. In particular, puzzles are incredibly effective in exercising both the side of your brain. They can help with improving memory, problem-solving, hand-eye coordination, processing speed, decrease stress levels, and even improve overall cognitive health.

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We have designed these mathematic puzzles targeting kids from ages 4-6 years. Each page focuses on visual and spatial reasoning and of course mathematical solutions.



Mazes are one of my personal favorites and my kids love navigating through different mazes all the time. One of the great things about solving a maze is that it engages several of the cognitive skills together. However, you might notice that your child is not very interested in mazes. And that’s completely fine.

Solving a maze requires patience, trial and error, and a good reasoning ability to solve the maze without getting impatient or irritated.

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Try these maze worksheets with your kids to see if your kid likes or enjoys maze.



Crosswords are a great way to practice mental exercises. They focus on building and improving memory and vocabulary. Amazingly, they can also help in improving mental health and prevent memory-related neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia, and more.

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These worksheets are for kids around 5-6 years old. However, I would suggest you include easy crosswords from the very start (age 4) so that your kids start to enjoy solving the crossword later on. Because crosswords may get a little frustrating for the kids, as all that is required in the crossword is memory and vocabulary. Kids have strong memory but lack vocab. Crosswords will help to build the vocabulary and improve the IQ level immensely.


Brain Games

Brain games include everything that triggers or consumes your cognitive skills. Here, we are focusing on easy games that will improve your kid’s processing time, short-term memory, planning and reacting, decision making, and thinking skills. These worksheets are made to trigger the basics of your kids’ brains to improve their cognitive level and make them even smarter.

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Say the color and not the name is a great mental exercise to sharpen the brain and improve thinking and responsive speed. Even you will find it a little tricky to get the whole worksheet in one go! Encourage your kid to practice this mental exercise often to improve cognitive skills.

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How many is an easy worksheet for kids to understand the shapes they see in their daily life and how they can find the common shapes all around them?

Find the difference is another worksheet to improve focus and attention. It’s a perfect brain teaser for kids who are always fidgety.


Scavenger Hunt

If you have kids in the house who are always up and ready for any activity, then the scavenger hunt is definitely going to be your kid’s favorite. Kids think of scavenger hunt as a pirate treasure finding game. Finding clues and leading from there makes them feel accomplished and smart. The scavenger hunt is a perfect game that will engage your kid’s cognitive skills and let them enjoy their hunt around the house or neighborhood (under your guidance) as well.

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Both of the scavenger hunt worksheets are super easy and visually appealing for the kids.

We understand that even with a million worksheets available on the internet, it can get difficult to find free and easily printable worksheets. Here, we have provided you with the easy download and print worksheets for you and your kids to enjoy.