Saturday, January 5, 2013

Magic Square Puzzles Center

Hi friends!

I know that I've posted a few Magic Squares centers on this blog, but I've never really understood how to make the most of them. Check out this post from Hojos Teaching Adventures! She gives you lots of information about organizing magic square puzzles and making them effective for your students, including differentiation for higher learners.

I like this library center because it combines the physical movement that draws students to jigsaw puzzles, but it adds a little more brain activity.

You can start the fun with this free winter magic square printable from Teachers Pay Teachers.

This graphic is just a preview of the winter magic square puzzle. To print your own copy, you will first need to create an account at Teachers Pay Teachers. Click here to create your free account, if you don't already have one.  Then you can either search for "Winter Magic Squares" in Teachers Pay Teachers, or come back and click on this link to download and print the puzzles. (There are actually two puzzles in the download: a 3 by 3 puzzle and a harder 4 by 4 square puzzle.)

And here is a free template to create your own Magic Square puzzle! (By the way, if you create a cool Magic Square puzzle for the library, I hope you'll sell it on TPT so the rest of us can buy it from you!)


  1. Hi Cari,

    Thank you for the information. I'm just learning about Magic Squares. I look forward to trying some.

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  2. My students LOVE these Magic Squares! Thank you for the link to a template as I am excited to try one myself.

    I host a Texas Teachers Blog List on my blog and I have added you to it! Stop by and grab the button if you'd like!

    Teaching With Moxie

    1. What a great idea to make a Texas Teachers Blog List! Let me know if you post a Magic Square on TPT so I can add another one to my collection.