Exercise Your Brain With These 15 Easy Logic Games
5 Fun Word Workouts To Keep Your Brain Sharp
1. List It
Flex your recall power by writing down as many types of fruits and vegetables as you can think of in 1 minute. We got 18. How did you do?
2. Rebus Rally
Each of the word combinations below represents a common phrase. Can you figure out all three?*
To test your brain's flexibility, try to make as many words out of the following as you can. Can you find 20 per word?
4. Word World
Find as many words as you can in the grid below in 3 minutes to bolster pattern recognition and mental processing speed. Words can run in any direction—up, down, sideways, or diagonally—as long as each letter touches the next one. For example, you can form the word CRANES by starting with C, moving down to R, going up diagonally to A, and so on. Try to beat our score of 21.
5. Memory Master
Connect new information you're learning with a familiar concept to remember it more easily (for example, "1024" might become "October 24"). Try it on the numbers below. Then, without looking at the page, jot down as many numbers from the list as you can recall.
Here are 7 more brain games you should try!
*Answer Key 1. Big bad wolf, 2. Slow down, 3. Read between the lines
Adapted from Brainpower Game Plan 2009 by Cynthia R.
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