I LOVE Halloween! It is fun to dress up and be silly for a night. To get in the Halloween mood (and practice math and reading, too), we have created a FREE Halloween Brain Game! Download it and print it for your little one to get them thinking and problem-solving with spooky puzzle games.
Our Halloween Brain Game covers lots of academic skills that are good for pre-kindergartners as well as kindergarten level children. Let’s take a deep dive into some of the skills you’ll find in our free Halloween brain game for kids ages 4-6.
Our brain games are best enjoyed using our Blimey Box Game Kit. This kit goes with all our Brain Games and is the physical component to make our learning games hands-on. Kids love manipulating the locks and opening locked boxes and bag.
First of all, who is this game for?
Are you wondering if this game will be good for you and your little one? Well, we designed our games for kids looking for a challenge as they prepare for kindergarten. Additionally, it's perfect for kindergarten or even first grade kids who want to review and practice some foundational math and reading skills.
This Halloween brain game covers a variety of reading and math skills (including sudoku and phonics). However, it also develops essential skills such as logical thinking and spatial awareness. Your kids will go crazy for our lockable games!
Targeted Learning Skills
Most tasks usually require kids to practice more than one learning skill (such as counting, spatial awareness, and fine-motor development).
Additionally, not all tasks clearly indicate what the child is supposed to do to solve the problem. This is intentional. We want to teach children problem-solving skills thus we want them to think about how to figure out the problem, not tell them how to do it.
The goal is for children to learn to look at and analyze all the information. They should then make guesses as to what they are supposed to do. These are the leaps that we want our players to make.
Every game has:
- An instructions page
- Lock answers
- Step-by-step directions for setting up the game
- Answer key.
The games are really fast to set up (once you get the hang of it). We even have a video for each game to help walk you through the set-up. (Don’t worry if initially, it takes you a little longer. You’ll be setting up games quickly once your child begins demanding “more boxes!”).
Task 1 is a 3-digit number lock game. This requires children to practice counting skills with 1-to-1 number correspondence.
Children must count each of the items and write the number on the line. Once they count all three groups of items they will have the code to unlock the first lock.
Now that your child has unlocked the first box, they will find the next three tasks inside waiting for them.
Additionally, inside the main box is a locked bag and a locked treasure chest. They must complete all three tasks in order to unlock the bag to get the final task that will give them the code to unlock the treasure chest.
Task 2 is a fun maze. Children must find the correct way through the maze. Once they know the way through the maze, they will have four numbers (in order) to unlock the four-digit number lock.
This task focuses on phonics (beginning word sounds). Early readers need frequent opportunities to identify the beginning letter sounds in words. In this task, children must find the letter that the word starts with.
Once they have the beginning letters for each word, they will have the code to unlock the 5-digit letter lock.
Again, you’re not there to answer simple children’s puzzles. (We’re fairly certain you can do them)! Instead, you’re there to help your child learn problem-solving strategies.
Task 4 is is a matching puzzle. Kids must find the letter that matches the picture in order to discover the secret code. Once your child solves this last puzzle, he should be able to unlock the bag.
Inside the locked bag is the Key Task. This task must be completed in order for the child to unlock the treasure box and get to the end treat. This needs to be completed correctly in order to be given access to the key. You can hide the key or simply give it to your child once they have completed the task.
This task is a simple sudoku puzzle. It requires the child to cut out the pictures and place them in the appropriate spots in the puzzle in order to solve the puzzle and get the key. Cutting out the pieces offers some quick fine-motor skills practice.
The child must then use logical reasoning to place the pictures in the correct parts of the grid so that none of the pictures appear in the same column, row or box. If your child has never been exposed to Sudoku before, this might take some explaining. Eventually, you’ll see your child picks it up quickly.
Benefits to Blimey Box Brain Games
Once your child completes all the tasks and unlocks all of the locks, he or she will receive a surprise or reward. This final treat motivates kids to keep going and helps kids to practice perseverance skills. Check out the Game Kit to see the complete experience.
Additionally, as children unlock each lock, they experience small successes which motivates them to keep going. Games usually contain tasks that are easier and some that are more difficult. The easier tasks boost confidence while the more difficult tasks challenge your child’s brain.
Blimey Box Escape games are designed and created by an elementary teacher and an attorney (who loved LSAT puzzles). Games are carefully created to give your child a fun, yet challenging learning experience (that is often addicting). Don’t get mad at us if your child is asking for these almost daily! You will find that your child is begging you to learn!
Go ahead and give it a try!
Learning Escape Room Game Kits for kids:
Check out our educational escape room games and our lockbox game kit! Kids love the thrill of solving math, reading, and logic puzzles to get codes to unlock a final treasure. Make learning an exciting adventure!
Escape boredom. Unlock learning.