This is a good beginning grid-style logic puzzle to use with your students. If your students have never solved this kind of problem, then you might want to do it together as a class. If you are unfamiliar with this format, here is a good tutorial.
You can also get this Valentine’s Day Logic Puzzle for free in worksheet form (along with another critical thinking Valentine’s Day activity).
Six boys each have a crush on Kate. Read the clues to find out what each boy gave her for Valentine’s Day. Mark an X in squares that cannot be the answer. Mark an O in squares that you are sure are the correct answer.
- Hugo gave Kate a gift that begins with the same letter as his name.
- Jack put his gift in a box and wrapped with pink wrapping paper.
- Desmond’s gift, which was not candy, smelled really good.
- Neither Jack nor Sawyer gave Kate something she can eat.
- Ben needed an oven to make his gift.
Bonus points if you know where the names in the puzzle came from.