Get Started Guide: How to Solve 4×4 Sudoku Puzzles for Kids

Sudoku is a logic puzzle game where you have to fill in a grid with numbers so that each row, column, and minigrid block contains all the numbers depending on the size of the grid. As we are talking about kid’s sudoku puzzles with a 4×4 grid then each row, column and minigrid should contain the numbers 1 – 4.

How to play Sudoku for kids (4×4 grid)

  • Start by looking at the grid and seeing which numbers are already filled in.
  • Then, try to figure out which numbers can go in the empty spaces. You can do this by looking at the rows, columns, and 2×2 minigrid blocks to see which numbers are missing.
  • If you get stuck, don’t worry! Sudoku puzzles often require trial and error. Try different numbers in empty squares, keeping in mind the rules of Sudoku. If you encounter contradictions, go back and try a different number.
  • Keep playing until you’ve filled in all the empty spaces.

Tip: Start with the column, row or minigrid with the most numbers. In the image below, you will see that either of the two squares marked in red would be a great place to start. For each of these, there is only one possible number that goes here (and coincidently, that’s a number 1!).

Tips for solving Sudoku puzzles for kids

  • Start with the easy puzzles and work your way up to the harder ones.
  • Look for patterns in the grid. For example, if you see that all the numbers in a row or column add up to a certain number, then you can figure out which numbers are missing.
  • Use a pencil when you’re solving Sudoku puzzles. This will make it easier to erase your guesses if you need to.


Sudoku is a fun and challenging puzzle game that can help kids develop their logic and problem-solving skills. If you’re looking for a fun way to entertain your kids, then I encourage you to give Sudoku a try.

Here are some additional tips for parents or teachers who are teaching kids how to play Sudoku:

  • Start by explaining the basic rules of the game.
  • Help kids to understand how to look for patterns in the grid.
  • Encourage kids to experiment and try different solutions.
  • Be patient and supportive.

With a little practice, kids will soon be able to solve Sudoku puzzles on their own.

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