When I was in primary school the teacher would sometimes pull out a fun worksheet of rebus puzzles to do. Some were pretty easy, but some were truely mind benders that took me forever to work out.
Rebus puzzles use numbers, letters, colours and pictures to represent a word or words. Many times they represent a common idiom.
So, FOOT becomes big foot.
becomes green grass under foot.
Anyway, you get the idea.
Not only are they super fun, but they force you to use both sides of your brain so they're a great mental exercise for your grey matter.
Below are some puzzles that I've put together from memory and the internet. There are loads of websites with rebus puzzles and worksheets. So, go and print some out and exercise your mind!
If you want to print out these puzzles then click here.
I've put the answers at the bottom, under the pretty picture of a Maltese X Shitzu puppy that my daughter wants. He reminds me of Chewbacca from Star Wars - so cute. She wants to name her dog Peanut.
We have been trying for a while to find a puppy. It's all she wants and now our youngest is older we are ready, but so far, no dice in finding one. Who knew it's so hard to get a puppy?
pic from www.barkingroyalty.com
Answers (right to left)
1) Two heads are better than one. 2) Backwards glance. 3) Red herring.
4) One in a million. 5) Fair and Square. 6) Ready for a big time.
7) Off on a tangent. 8) Paridise. 9) Four degrees below zero.