Hey Dad – Let’s Talk is a series that allows Dad’s to spend time and bond with their kids. They include a variety of Creative activities from Riddles, Puzzles, Information Tit Bits, Trivia, Quiz, stories etc. Activities that you can discuss, stuff that is interesting and exploratory. Each activity should take 20 – 30 minutes and the best time to spend time with your kids is before you tuck them to Bed.
This edition is based on Puzzles with Shapes. Arm yourself with a box of match sticks sit down on the floor and get started. One puzzle may require some coins. The answers are below the last question.
1. You see 5 equal squares, Can you leave just 3 squares by taking away 3 sticks
2. Here are 6 equal squares, can you leave just 3 squares by taking away 5 Sticks
3. Can you leave only 2 complete squares by taking away two sticks from pattern below.
4. Thirteen sticks from 8 triangles ( 6 small and 2 large ones) can you take away 3 sticks and leave only 3 triangles
5. Can you rearrange the 5 sticks to make 2 equal triangles
6. These ten copings form a Triangle pointed upwards – Move only 3 coins in a manner that the Triangle points downwards.
7. These 15 sticks form a spiral, can you turn this spiral to two squares by moving 3 sticks.
8. Can you draw this house in one stroke with lifting the pen or moving on the same line more than once.
9. By moving only two sticks, change these three equal sized squares into four equal sized rectangles
10. Can you rearrange these 3 sticks to make 9
11. And finally – think and see how many triangles you can spot in this diagram. If you found 24 great job !
1. Forming 3 Squares by removing 3 sticks
2. Forming 3 squares by removing 5 sticks
3. Forming two squares by removing two sticks
4. Forming 3 Triangles by taking away 3 sticks
5. Forming 2 Equal Triangles by rearranging the 5 sticks
6. Moving 3 Coins to make the Triangle point downwards
7. Converting a spiral to two squares by moving 3 sticks
8. Here is how you can draw the house in one stroke without lifting the pen or moving on the same line more than once
9. By moving only two sticks, these three equal sized squares can be changed into four equal sized rectangles
10. Rearranging 3 sticks to make 9
11. Watch this You Tube Video – to see how there are 24 Triangles in that Diagram