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Games and Puzzles

In 2008 I began working with my mother at Garden of Praise to create dynamic educational activities for her visitors. She is a retired elementary school teacher and has used her years of experience to create a very popular site for teachers and students. We created the following games and puzzles. - Elton

Jigsaw Puzzles were the first activity we made. In addition to the Garden of Praise jigsaw puzzles, you can also work a jigsaw puzzle for every published image on Songs of Praise. Go to the Inspirational Images area to find an image and work a jigsaw puzzle.

There are Crossword Puzzles for Bible stories, biographies and famous artists. If you get stumped, go back and read the story at Garden of Praise again.

With the Memory Puzzles you search for matching image pairs, remembering where you saw each picture. Try to minimize the number of clicks it takes you to find all the pairs.

The Word Searches use basically the same words as the crossword puzzle, but now you have to search for the words in a grid of letters. It can be maddening. :-)

In the Word Scrambles, words from the story are scrambled. All you have to do is put the letters in the correct order.

The Coloring Pages seem to be the most popular activity of all. I looked far and wide for a Java applet that would be interesting to color with and finally found this one. There are hundreds of pictures for Bible stories, biographies of famous people, and famous paintings.

Who Am I puzzles come with 2 subjects, Bible Stories and Biographies.

Art Puzzles are similar to Who Am I puzzles. They also come in 2 varieties, Who Is The Artist? and Name The Painting.
The Jeopardy game allows students to practice for the online tests at Garden of Praise.
Chess was added as a logic activity for Garden of Praise. You play against the computer. The computer can be set to different levels of difficulty.
Sudoku was added as a logic activity for Garden of Praise. Enter numbers on the grid so that they do not repeat on a row, column, or within a square.
Tic Tac Toe was added as a logic activity for Garden of Praise. You play against the computer.
Hexagons was added as a logic activity for Garden of Praise. You place the hexagons on the board and rotate them until all the numbers match.

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