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Free Printable Brain Teasers Are Used In Business As Motivational Tools for Team Building

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Printable brain teasers are being used more often in today's business as motivational tools for an incentive to encourage their employees and students.

Employers and teachers are handing out these printable brain teasers to be figured out and the lucky winners are given perks such as tickets to an event in their community or a pass at school to skip a night of homework.

Not only is this a cheap incentive but it’s free and it’s fun for all.

Surveys have shown in the workforce that employee's #1 complaint is lack of recognition.

I think we can all attest to that. We've all been on that side of the fence when we have felt unappreciated. Not only is this true in the workforce but in life in general.

Take every mother on this planet! We know that being a mother means running our kids around with our heads chopped off and then they have the gaul to tell you that, "you do nothing"!. O.K., don't get me started.... I rest my case!

The Carrot Principle

Recognition and appreciation are more valued than a pay increase according to the study and that's because they are two of our most basic human needs. Printable brain teasers used as incentives to help boost morale and extend employee recognition are keeping the workforce spirits high.

Employers and teachers alike are finding that work is improving overall.  Without realizing it, the employees and students are improving and challenging their minds. In other words, they are giving their brains a workout using printable brain teasers, where they are required to think in a more creative way than what conventional thinking requires of them.  And this in turn is increasing their cognitive skills to better perform in business and in school.

How I Stumbled Upon This

Recently, I decided it was about time I learn to use google analytics to find which keywords were most frequently being used to search my hub that I wrote over a year ago (Give your Brain a Workout with Some Fun Brain Teasers) and that traffic is still flowing through quite nicely.

I noticed that the keyword printables kept appearing over and over, sometimes combined with other words such as brain teasers, brain busters, brain boosters and even printable mind puzzles and such.

After researching, I began to understand why printable brain teasers were so sought after. They were not only being used to challenge the mind in business and schools but were also being used by parents for teaching cognitive skills to their children. When taught in their youth, kids would become more creative in their thinking. They were also able to solve problems when up against difficult life situations because of their higher advancement in intelligence.

These same parents were using printable brain teasers to help themselves, to help their brain from becoming monotonous and to boost the capacity and duration of their memories. Have you ever forgot where you parked your car, left your keys, or wonder what you went in the next room for? Of course you have! We all tend to get more rigid in our thinking as we grow older.

Brain Challengers

Printable Brain Teasers to Baffle and Stretch your Mind

I have searched the internet to find printable brain teasers that will keep your mind working harder than normal and keep it stimulated and functioning correctly.

These free printables will save you a whole lot of time and effort than if you were to create them on your own.

Most of them are fairly easy to do but all of them will test your mind differently and help keep your brain in tip-top shape!

Click the link under the images and video to get the printable version.

Hexagon Number Puzzle Game

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  • Printable For Hexagon Number Puzzle Game
    For this brain teaser see if you can fill in the empty hexagons so that the number in each hexagon shows the sum of the 2 numbers in the two hexagons immediately above it. Just take note that negative numbers are not allowed.

Easy Sudoku Puzzles

  • Printables For Easy Sudoku Puzzles
    Fill in the blank squares so that each row, each column and each 3-by-3 block contain all of the digits 1 thru 9. If you use logic you can solve the puzzle without guesswork. Need help? The hints page will show a logical order to solve the puzzles.

Word Ring Puzzle

  • Printable For Word Ring Puzzle
    Print this puzzle and cut the four rings out. To play this game, you need to rotate the rings and align them so that four 5-letter words will appear. This can also be a good game to keep kids busy.

Decoding Game

  • Printable For Decoding Game
    Football enthusiast be prepared to test your knowledge of the UW Football song in this decoding game. Each letter corresponds a number, decode till you solve all words. An answer key is provided in this so make sure to hide it first before solving.

Girl's Name Word Brain Twister

  • Printable For Girl's Name Word Brain Twister
    This grid contains girl's names. The missing letters for a particular column are listed at the top of that column. Can you 'drop' the missing letters in and complete the grid? Print this wicked word brain twister now!

Boy's Name Word Brain Twister

  • Printable For Boy's Name Word BrainTwister
    This grid that contains boy's names. The missing letters for a particular column are listed at the top of that column. Can you 'drop' the missing letters in and complete the grid? Have fun with this wicked word brain twister.

Teapot Stereogram

  • Printable For Teapot Stereogram
    This stereogram features a teapot image. Find the hidden image in this optical illusion brain twister. Challenge your eye! Here's a tip - try to relax your eye when looking for the image and it is best to set a focal point such as the center.

Month's Brain Twister

  • Printable For Month's Brain Twister
    Place JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, into the grid. The sequence will snake around, but cannot go diagonally, nor cross itself. Try to solve this brain twister with friends.

Famous World Sites 1

  • Printable For Famous World Sites 1
    Different countries have different tourist and world heritage sites to be proud of. This crossword will test your knowledge about these different sites.

Famous World Sites 2

  • Printable For Famous World Sites 2
    Are you interested with the different famous sites around the globe? Then be challenged with this crossword that will test your knowledge about these.
  • Printable For Pizza Word Search
    Pizza is such a yummy snack everyone loves. Print this pizza themed word search puzzles and let the kids learn about the different toppings and flavors for their favorite food.

Printable Brain Teasers - Can You Control Your Mind



Twins Mum on August 21, 2010:

Nice hub. I love most puzzles and stereograms in particular. I´m going to check out the other hub you mentioned immediately! Thanks

Angela Michelle Schultz from United States on July 28, 2010:

Awesome, I am going to have to try these out. I was excited to see this hub and knew it was perfect for being linked to my hub that I am currently writing about ways to improve one's memory.

Tony from At the Gemba on May 23, 2010:

Great stuff... the problem is if I start on these puzzles as well as HP and everything else I do I will end up with no time to eat or sleep.... great hub

PedagoNet on April 17, 2010:

Here are some brain teasers with answers

Tara on April 15, 2010:

I need the answers to the brain teasers

laura on April 13, 2010:

where are the answers?

George Poe from United Kingdom on March 31, 2010:

Great info! I have bookmarked this hub for further reading..

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on January 16, 2010:

Glad you had some fun frogyfish. Nice to see you!

frogyfish from Central United States of America on January 12, 2010:

Great fun! I could see the 'third circle' for brief snatches but it kept slipping back into itself! Could'nt get my brain to make it work this time. Will have to try again! Thanks for this fun share!

e-learning solutions on September 02, 2009:

Strong. Really nice and fun. Help brain cell to function not just for kids but for all ages too.

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on August 28, 2009:

Thanks cee for stopping by and commenting.

cee on August 27, 2009:

Very nice puzzles. Working out the brain is a great way to keep it fit and active.

Free Printables on June 12, 2009:

Really they teases brain ;-)

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on June 04, 2009:

It was for me too Kmadhav which inspired me to write this hub.  Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Kmadhav from New delhi on June 04, 2009:

some new and interesting knowledge for me.......

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on June 03, 2009:

Thanks Charia and nms for your visit. :)

nms from Cochin on June 03, 2009:

good one

Charia Samher on June 03, 2009:

Oh I see, ok. I'll visit this time and again then. Thanks! =)

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on June 02, 2009:

Thanks Charia. Now you have some motivational tools to team build at home. Come back and visit for new tools; these do change periodically as I am doing right now. Thanks for your visit.

Charia Samher on June 02, 2009:

This is so cool; I wonder why I don't remember having this kind of motivational tool when I was still in the corporate world. Hmmm maybe because I rarely attend the team building that my company was conducting. lol! I will definitely print all these. Thanks! =)

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 28, 2009:

Hello to you little sister in the Philippino's. I applaud you for learning English. I hear it is one of the most difficult languages to learn. With a little brushing up you will soon reach your goal.

I'm happy that you enjoyed this hub. Thank you for stopping by and God Bless you too! Take care...


PeggyE you are welcome. I'm glad you found this hub cool :) Thanks for stopping by.

fabulous_CooL on May 27, 2009:

hello big sister! i am filipino. i'm just 13 yrs old kid, and i'm not good in your language.......but i'll just wanted to say, i'll loved this!

thank you!!!


Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 27, 2009:

Thanks Smireles for stopping by. Good to see you!

Sandra Mireles from Texas on May 27, 2009:

Excellent hub. Thanks.

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 27, 2009:

Hey I'm glad were all gathering on forums and hubs to have some good old fashion fun and keeping our brains exercised.

Don't you worry now ripplemaker, you'll get that 50th hub done. I think it took me about 4 days to write mine!

Thanks friends for passing through! Lets keep up the fun!

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 27, 2009:

Hehehe I am having fun. And I haven't written any hub yet (supposed to be my 50th one) Groan. LOL Oh well... I may want to try another one of these brain teasers ... :-) You're welcome love sudoku? Wow, you must be a smart elf... LOL

RedElf from Canada on May 27, 2009:

Thanks, ripplemaker for the link, and thanks Dottie1 for the great info-hub. I am a big fun of puzzles - went on a sudoku kick a few years ago, but love brain teasers in any form.

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 27, 2009:

Haha I guess these really do work Sis. Thanks for confirming my intelligence and mentioning this hub in the forum. Going over to check it out now! LOL

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 27, 2009:

Hi sis, you answered correctly the riddle posted by mango girl in the forum. So I placed the link of this hub over there...for people who would like to be as smart as you doing this brain teasers exercises! LOL

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 20, 2009:

You can say that again freeloader80. Thank you.

freeloader80 on May 20, 2009:

Our brains do need a workout. great.

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 19, 2009:

Sure ripplemaker I can help you out, would love too! That will be fun to do a crossword together. Your place or mine?

Awww thank you frogyfish for the delightful comment. Hope your granddaughter loves it too. These are fun to do together. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

frogyfish from Central United States of America on May 18, 2009:

Dottie, I loved this. I am bookmarking it for my granddaughter - and probably me too. This hub was delightful!

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 18, 2009:

I'm not sure about crossword puzzles Dottie. But if I have a hard time, can you help me out? Would that be cheating already? Hahahaha

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 17, 2009:

There ya go ripplemaker, that sounds like a good one. This week I did the Birthday Crossword Puzzle. It was fun! I think next I'll try that green thingy too!

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 17, 2009:

Maybe I'll start with the word ring puzzle! The green colored thing caught my eye and the words "to keep kids busy too." LOL

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 17, 2009:

I beg your pardon little man in the photo but the quicksand I know has got "big brains"!!! Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

quicksand on May 17, 2009:

I am immune to brain teasers ... cause ... I ain't got no brains !!! Ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 17, 2009:

Thank you Denny Lyon. I just got back from your blogging sites... all I can say is; Impressive, Wow. I need to and will bookmark for sure, so much good stuff to read. Thanks again!

Denny Lyon from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA on May 17, 2009:

Another great hub from you, blogging this over to my poetry blog and then science blog for this week, good going, thanks!

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 13, 2009:

For sure ripplemaker, Our brains do need a workout. I think you are giving your brain a strenuous workout because you are doing the hubchallenge. Now that is a workout! And you are off to a GREAT start. :) You're proving to me that just one step at a time is all it takes!

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on May 13, 2009:

Hi Dottie, our brains need a workout . Gee, I should find time to do this every so often. Hmmmm..wondering where I can squeeze in the time. Maybe after the hubchallenge Hahaha Thanks for this informative hub. :-)

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 12, 2009:

You are welcome joshkazz. I totally agree with you on the secret of living a long long life. The mind is a wonderful thing and like a pencil you need to keep it SHARP! Thanks for coming by!

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 12, 2009:

KCC, The stereograms are my favorites. When I was in grade school I would spend time at the school library looking at stereograms instead of my homework and I have been addicted to them ever since. I'm glad you liked this hub and thanks KCC, thanks KCC, thanks KCC...LOL

joshkazz on May 12, 2009:

Thanks for this hub, these brain teasers are going to keep me busy for a long time to come. And with an aging population, it is really important to keep your mind as active as possible. Whenever I see people over 100 being interviewed and asked what their secret is, invariably they will say that they have kept their mind occupied and never stopped learning.

KRC from Central Texas on May 12, 2009:

Oops....double submission. Just another chance to say go Dottie, go Dottie, go Dottie....LOL

KRC from Central Texas on May 12, 2009:

What a great hub! I remember when the stereogram posters came out and I had the toughest time 'seeing' them. Then suddenly one day, I could see them and now it's a piece of cake. I had my doubts about seeing the one above on my computer screen, but I did. That's awesome!

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 12, 2009:

Thanks k@ri, I really appreciate your comment. Glad you found this hub useful.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on May 12, 2009:

What a useful hub. This is really great information, Thanks! :D

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 08, 2009:

I just checked the links G-Ma and they're working on my end. Thanks for checking them out anyway. {Hugs}

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on May 07, 2009:

I couldn't get them to print...i love this thanks sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs

Dottie1 (author) from MA, USA on May 06, 2009:

Thanks packerpack. I like to do these just before sleep to break from my thoughts I don't want carried into my dreams!

Om Prakash Singh from India, Calcutta on May 06, 2009:

Good one some of them come in our daily newspaper but I generally sit with them only on weekends

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