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# Christmas Mini-Mystery - Who Broke the Candy Cane?

• Updated:  15 Nov 2023

Add a fun, logic-based Christmas-themed activity to your plans. Pupils read clues to solve a holiday mystery.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  2 Pages

• Years:  2 - 4

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teaching resource

# Christmas Mini-Mystery - Who Broke the Candy Cane?

• Updated:  15 Nov 2023

Add a fun, logic-based Christmas-themed activity to your plans. Pupils read clues to solve a holiday mystery.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  2 Pages

• Years:  2 - 4

Add a fun, logic-based Christmas-themed activity to your plans. Pupils read clues to solve a holiday mystery.

Introducing a logic puzzle that will work well as a Christmas-themed activity during the weeks leading up to Christmas break!

## Mini Mystery Logic Puzzles

If you haven’t looked at our mini-mysteries before, you’re in for a treat! A Teach Starter mini mystery is a logic puzzle that encourages deeper thinking using memory and problem-solving skills. Moreover, our teacher team has designed every one of our mini-mysteries to help increase visual-spatial reasoning.

## How to Use This Christmas Logic Puzzle

Who broke the candy cane? Was it Santa? The Elf doesn’t think so! How about the innocent-looking Christmas mouse? Encourage your pupils to read the statements made by these cute Christmas characters to help them find the culprit!

To solve their logic puzzle, direct pupils to read each of the statements made by the characters, as well as the Cold Hard Facts. There will be ‘red herring’ characters for pupils to eliminate, and they will need to use their problem-solving skills to determine who broke the candy cane.

## More Logic Puzzles

You don’t have to limit the problem-solving fun to Christmas time! Take a peek at some more printable puzzles and interactive PowerPoints:

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