Gymnastics for the Brain.

The Class Story on Class Dojo was getting a little confusing with all the brain teasers. Sometimes it was hard to see the class teacher’s school work. So you will find the brain teasers here instead:

20 Questions. The answers are below.

  1. Q: What gets wetter the more it dries? 
  2. Q: A cowboy rode into town on Tuesday.  He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Tuesday.  How was that possible? 
  3. Q:  What has to be broken before you can use it? 
  4. Q:  What belongs to you but is used more by others? 
  5. Q:  What goes up and never comes down? 
  6. Q:  I’m full of keys but I can’t open any door.  What am I? 
  7. Q:  I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than 5 minutes.  What am I? 
  8. Q:  Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday? 
  9. Q:  Jimmy’s mother had three children.  The first was named April, the next was named May.  What was the name of the third child? 
  10. Q:  What kind of coat can only be put on when wet? 
  11. Q:  What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years? 
  12. Q:  What runs, but never walks, often murmurs – never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats? 
  13. Q:  What gets sharper the more you use it? 
  14. Q:  If I have it, I don’t share it.  If I share it, I don’t have it.  What is it? 
  15. Q: What word is spelled wrong in every dictionary? 
  16. Q: What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
  17. Q: What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?
  18.  Q: I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
  19. Q: If you multiply me by any other number, the answer will always remain the same. What number am I?
  20. Q: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Answers to the 20 Questions

  1. A towel
  2. Tuesday was the name of his horse.
  3. An egg.
  4. Your name.
  5. Your age.
  6. A piano.
  7. Breath.
  8. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  9. Jimmy of course!
  10. A coat of paint.
  11. The letter M.
  12. A river.
  13. Your brain.
  14. A secret.
  15. The word “wrong!”
  16. A glove.
  17. They read the same right side up and upside down.
  18. Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).
  19. Zero.
  20. The word is ‘short’.

Brainteaser for Friday 12th February 2021

Name these Disney characters

Brainteaser for Thursday 11th February 2021

The Brown family lives in an wooden bungalow in deep in the woods. Their whole house is made of wood. Everything is made of wood! What are the stairs made of? Click HERE for the answer.

Brainteaser for Wednesday 10th February 2021

How much earth is there in a hole

5 metres long,

3 metres wide

and 8 metres deep?

Click HERE for the answer.

Brainteaser for Tuesday 9th February 2021

This one just takes a little thinking about.

How many numbers between one and hundred have ‘A” in their spelling?

HERE is the answer.

Brainteaser for Monday 8th February 2021

What is the next letter in this sequence; O T T F F S S E N _ ? 

Because of the practice you have had with sequences of letters,

you should find this easy I hope.

The answer is HERE

Brainteaser for Friday 5th February 2021

Some months have 30 days in them. Others have 31. How many have 28?

Think about it…


Think about it again…


Think about it some more…


Click HERE for the answer.

Brainteaser for Thursday 4th February 2021

After yesterday you should find the next brain teaser easier.

What is the next letter in this sequence? J F M A M J J A _ ? 

You will find the answer HERE

Brain teaser for Wednesday 3rd February, 2021

What letter is missing in this sequence; M T W T _ S S ?

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You can find the answer HERE

Brain teaser for Tuesday 2nd February, 2021

  1. Joe’s mother had five children. The first was named Jane, the second was named June, the third was named Jean, the fourth was named James. What was the fifth child named?
  2. The more there is, the less you see. What is it?
  3. What colour are peacock’s eggs?
  4. What gets more wet while it dries?
  5. It’s as light as a feather, but the strongest person can’t hold it for more than five minutes. What is it?

Click HERE for the answers.

Brain teaser for Monday 1st February, 2021

To be successful in this brainteaser you will have to ‘think outside the box. This means you will have to think in a creative or original way. It would help if you tried this on a sheet of paper.

Click HERE for the anwer.

Brain teaser for Friday 29th January, 2021

I can tell you it is fairly straightforward, not as hard as yesterday.

To find the answer Click on this link

This is the fourth and the last Stroop Test I have for you.

I have been told this is the one people find most challenging.

Good luck.


Click on THIS link if you want to see the three other stroop tests from this week:

  • the colours,
  • the animals
  • and the shapes.

Brainteaser for Thursday 28th January, 2021

Well done to everyone who spotted the typo. 

Yes the numbers were fine.

But there was a typo in the question asked.

Reading it quickly, it looked like it said:

‘Can you find the mistake?’

But in fact it read:

‘Can you find the the mistake?’

Brainteaser for Wednesday 27th January, 2021

Click HERE for the answers.

Brainteaser for Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Click HERE for the answers.

Do check back every day to see

the new gymnastics for the brain that we have for you.



The Stroop Effect

Here are all four of the Stroop Tests that were on Class Dojo this week.

Which one did you find most challenging?

THE STROOP EFFECT was discovered in the 1930s by John Ridley Stroop.
The test involves saying the colour of a word, rather than reading the word itself.
Your brain must deal with the two conflicting pieces of information
This slows down reaction speed
and so requires careful thought to do.
It’s great brain training!
How fast were you?
Now try this one. Call out the name of the animal. Do not read the word.

Now try it with shapes. Again call out the shape you are seeing and the colour it is.

Do not read the labels.

Finally we are back to the colours but this time can you read the words?