DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS FOR KIDS

A collection of downloadable (PDF) puzzles, coloring sheets and other resources for kids in grades K-12. Download and print these materials for distribution at your BAW events. 

LESSON PLANS  

A new series of lesson plans for teachers/instructors and their students, covering different topics about the brain. The lessons are organized by grade and age level.

For Grades K-5 (5-11 years old):
 

Build-a-Brain
This exercise incorporates a basic neuroanatomy lesson with a fun sensory and motor activity where students get to create the brain of an imaginary animal using Play-Doh. Includes a formal lesson plan for the teacher/instructor and PowerPoint slides to present to students.

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Expose Your Nose
This exercise incorporates a lesson on the sense of smell with an experiment that allows students to observe and gather scientific observations. Includes a formal lesson plan for the teacher/instructor and PowerPoint slides to present to students.

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 Protect Your Brain
This exercise incorporates a lesson on the ventricular system and common brain injuries with a demonstration of the importance of cerebrospinal fluid in keeping the brain safe from injury. Includes a formal lesson plan for the teacher/instructor and PowerPoint slides to present to students.

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FACT SHEETS 

A new series of fact sheets for kids, covering various topics about the brain. The fact sheets are organized by grade and age level.

For Grades 3-5 (8-11 years old):

How does the brain work grades 3-5

How Does the Brain Work? 

Spanish
French 
Portuguese 
Italian
German

   
How do the senses work grades 3-5

How Do the Senses Work?

Spanish 
French 
Portuguese 
Italian 
German

   
Human and Animal Brains How do they compare grades 3-5

Human and Animal Brains: How Do They Compare? 

Spanish 
French 
Portuguese 
Italian 
German

For Grades 6-8 (12-14 years old):

How does the brain work grades 6-8

How Does the Brain Work? 

Spanish 
French 
Portuguese 
Italian 
German

   
 How do scientists study the brain grades 6-8

How Do Scientists Study the Brain?

Spanish 
French 
Portuguese 
Italian 
German

   
 How does exercise affect your brain grades 6-8

How Does Exercise Affect Your Brain?

Spanish 
French 
Portuguese 
Italian 
German


NEW PUZZLES

A new series of fun and challenging puzzles that teach kids about the brain. The puzzles are organized by grade and age level. Each packet contains the puzzle answers and is available in color and black and white versions. 

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For Grades K-2 (5-7 years old):
Brain Maze and Five Senses Crossword Puzzle
Color        Black & White

   
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For Grades 3-5 (8-11 years old):
Five Senses Rhyming Crossword Puzzle and Cryptogram Puzzle
Color        Black & White

   
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For Grades 6-8 (12-14 years old):
Brain Health Word Search and Brain Scramble Puzzle
Color        Black & White

   
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For Grades 9-12 (14-18 years old):
Neuron Word Search, Synaptic Challenge, Brain Anatomy Crossword Puzzle, and Brain Plasticity Fallen Word Puzzle 
Color        Black & White


BRAIN TERMS GLOSSARY

Find definitions for common brain terms in our newly expanded glossary. For grades 8 and up.

Brain Glossary

Brain Terms Glossary

Also available in Turkish


PUZZLE CLASSICS
Our original series of puzzle packets for kids in grades K-12. Downloads include puzzle answers.

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BAW Favorites puzzle series
Ten classic BAW puzzles for all ages.


 
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It’s Mindboggling! puzzle series
Word searches and word scrambles based on  “It’s Mindboggling!” and “More Mindbogglers!,” for middle- and high-school students.


 
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The Mindboggling Workbook puzzle series
Two word search puzzles based on “The Mindboggling Workbook,” for grades K-3.


THE MINDBOGGLING COLORING SHEETS
A series of coloring sheets for young children based on the "Mindboggling" booklets.

 

Coloring sheet: Keep your brain safe and sound Keep Your Brain Safe and Sound                                                               
Helmet safety

 
Coloring sheet: Move your body Move Your Body--It's Good for Your Brain!
The importance of exercise and play

 
Coloring sheet: Rainbow Diet The Rainbow Diet
A brain-healthy diet includes lots of colors!     


 


 
Coloring sheet: Our Five Senses Our Five Senses
Match the illustrations to the right word
   

 



Other Websites with Puzzles to Download:
Neuroscience for Kids: Online and printable games, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences “Kids’ Pages” (US): Online and printable games, coloring books, and puzzles, as well as a series of online optical illusions and brain teasers.


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