There are a number of tricks you can learn to help you do sudoku puzzles, which are solved entirely with the use of logic. We've written this printable guide (5 pages) specially for children, so that they can work through and follow our examples before trying puzzles on their own.
With traditional sudoku puzzles you need to fit the required numbers into the grids so that each number features only once in every row, column and box. They are a great test of logic and are fun for all ages from young to old.
Activity Village produced the first ever "sudoku for kids" puzzles available, and we are proud of our puzzles! We grade them very carefully so that children can progress through the stages and hopefully never find a puzzle which is too hard for them and puts them off. We start with 4x4 grids, then move up to 6x6 grids, and finally offer 9x9 grids. And of course we have fun "word sudoku" puzzles too.
If you are a beginner or would like to pick up some tips for solving sudoku puzzles, have a look at our How to do Sudoku Puzzles guide.
Below you can find 8 single-page puzzles of each grid size to download separately - ideal if you are just testing the puzzles. Alternatively download our complete "Sudoku for Kids" book with 120 carefully graded puzzles and answer sheets - ideal for all ages.
Here is our original Sudoku for Kids publication, containing an introduction with instructions and tips for solving sudoku puzzles and 120 carefully graded puzzles that all ages can enjoy. Answers at the back!
Use these matching numbered cards with children who prefer a "hands-on" experience. Draw a 4x4 or 6x6 grid a bit larger than the cards, and print as many sets as you need to complete the puzzle.
Here is a set of 4 easy 4x5 sudoku puzzles with a space theme! We've included the answers at the back. These puzzles are perfect for absolute beginners.
Move up from 4x4 puzzles to a 6x6 grid with our first set of space-themed 6x6 sudoku puzzles for kids. This set of 5 sudoku puzzles are quite easy - good for gaining confidence! The answers are at the back.
Children can move on from set 1 from set 2 of our space-themed sudoku puzzles when they are getting a little bit more confident about how to complete the sudoku grid.
Set 2 of our 6x6 space-themed sudoku puzzles are great for children who have a little more confidence with the logic of the sudoku. They will need to think carefully about where to place the numbers 1 to 6 in each row, column and the 6 mini grids.
Our sudoku puzzles are specially made with kids in mind, carefully graded so that you can be sure not to hit a deceptively tricky one. Here are three easy 4x4 grids for younger children to get you started.
Ready for some logical thinking? Have a go at sudoku 4x4 puzzle 7. Don't guess the answer, use logic to work it out.
Sudoku 4x4 puzzle 8 is ready and waiting for you to complete here. These smaller sudoku grids are great as a introduction to this popular puzzle.
Here's the first set of our 6x6 sudoku puzzles for kids, and these are the easiest three so perfect for beginners to practise their logic skills on!
Print another three 6x6 sudoku puzzles for the kids to get their teeth into. We increase the difficulty so gradually with our puzzles that if they do them in order, they'll soon be masters...
Here's another sheet of three sudoku puzzles in 6x6 grids - just the right size for getting your teeth into!
Have a go at sudoku 6x6 puzzle 7. Fill in the missing numbers using your best logical thinking, no guessing allowed!
6x6 sudoku puzzles are not quite as difficult as the traditional 9x9 grids. This one is puzzle 8 in our series.
Here is our first set of 9x9 grid sudoku puzzles for kids. These three puzzles are the easiest - a good place to start once you have mastered the 4x4 and 6x6 grids!
Three 9x9 grid sudoku puzzles for kids on one page - enough to keep them busy for a good long time! Our sudoku puzzles get gradually harder, so for this second set we are increasing the difficulty just a little...
The kids can get their teeth into three more 9x9 sudoku grids here. The puzzles are getting slightly harder now...