1st Edition

Logic Safari Book 1, Grades 2-3

By Bonnie L. Risby Copyright 2005
    36 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    This safari will send students on an expedition that will result in hours of good thinking and unbridled enthusiasm. As enthusiasm soars, so do the levels of thinking skills engaged. Students love these deductive logic puzzles so much that they beg to do them, little realizing that they are building important reading comprehension and thinking skills.

    Teachers love these puzzles because of their ease of use in multicurricular parallels and their effortlessness in fitting into pullout programs of limited duration. Each motivating puzzle includes an introduction with student-related topics, clues, a grid, and an illustration. The goal in Logic Safari is to hunt down the clues, sort, analyze, and combine them into the correct solution. Each book represents an ever-increasing challenge to students while scenarios remain fresh, evoking renewed eagerness. The size of the grids is an indication of difficulty.

    This is the first book in a three-part series of deductive logic puzzles. For more advanced puzzles, see Logic Safari Book 2 and Logic Safari Book 3.

    Grades 2-3

    1. Birthday Bashes 2. Swimming Lessons 3. After School 4. Spring Musical 5. Aluminum Can Drive 6. Helping in Grandpa's Garden 7. Earth Day 8. Scrambled Words 9. Dentist Appointments 10. Baby-sitting for Tommy 11. May Baskets 12. Lawn Service 13. Animal Adoption 14. Everyone's a Winner 15. Magic Show 16. Time Line 17. Barber Shop Quartet 18. Black History 19. Synonyms 20. Pool Party 21. Neighborhood Picnic 22. Pizza Connection 23. Class Skit 24. Favorite Video Games 25. Recycling 26. Butterfly Garden 27. Hobby Night 28. February Mural 29. Snow Day Answers


    Bonnie Lou Risby grew up in the Illinois woodlands atop the limestone bluffs across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. These woods were her playground where she and her siblings camped out, played detective, scout, hunter, etc. and enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors in every season.

    Prufrock Press puts out super logic resources! I've had the pleasure of using five of their logic/critical thinking books for elementary children and would recommend them to anyone . . . My kids LOVE these. We typically take one day a week during math time as a logic day. Puzzlers like these are some of the resources I'll use and they literally beg me for logic days . . . Black and white illustrations make the pages attractive to my children, while thorough, but uncomplicated explanations and clues are attractive to me.,Cindy West,The Curriculum Choice, 12/14/09