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Spatial Reasoning Puzzles for Kids

July 22, 2021    7 min read

Spatial intelligence is the ability to understand two and three-dimensional images and objects. Spatial reasoning and perception activities require the exercise of the right side of the brain.

Here are some spatial puzzles that can be easily solved by kids. Note down the answers to the questions as you go along and find out the correct answers at the end! Good luck!

  1. This spatial puzzle relates to the visualization of a pyramid with different colored sides. There are four choices of possible answers. Think of yourself standing on top of the pyramid! What does this colorful pyramid look like from there?
  2. You see a shape made from individual blocks but you don’t see all of the blocks. The trick is to find out how many blocks have been used to make the shape. You’ll need to count blocks you cannot see as well! This is another means of testing your ability to visualise and mentally manipulate shapes. What is the top view of the following construction made by using the visible and invisible blocks? A, B, C or D?

    Source: Practice Aptitude Tests

  3. A type of spatial puzzle is called cube views. The below image shows you three different faces of the same cube, with shapes and symbols on each face. What is the symbol or shape opposite the X? Answering such types of spatial puzzles, will help you in visualising shapes from all angles.

    Source: Practice Aptitude Tests
  4. Rotations and reflections try to determine your ability to mentally rotate shapes - 2D or 3D. The ability to mentally rotate 3D shapes is much harder and will require strong understanding of the properties of an object and also strong memory. What is the rotation of the below object? Choose from A – D.

    Source: Assessment Day
  5. Organising 2D shapes requires you to demonstrate your ability to assemble and disassemble 2D shapes. In the following question, you see a few 2D shapes. You need to select which of the options represents the shape that could be formed by combining all the different shapes together. These questions will assess your ability to understand relative sizes of shapes and your ability to orient them. What do you think? Is it A, B or C?

    Source: Assessment Day

    Ready to find out how you did?
    1) 3
    2) A
    3) D
    4) B
    5) A

Spatial analysis allows you help develop spatial ability, solve complex problems and better understand your world. Spatial analysis lends new perspectives to decision-making and spatial intelligence puzzles for kids can help them augment their academic performance as well.

Spatial puzzles for kids can help them with orientation skills and for problem solving. In this final blog post from the Tickle Your Brain series, we hope you enjoyed the tricky problem-solving puzzles to exercise your spatial intelligence.

Watch this space for a new series next week! In the meantime, try the Practically app for more exciting content using 3D videos, AR and simulations and put your spatial abilities to practice. Go on and Bring Learning Alive! Download the app now!

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