The classic Towers of Hanoi puzzle uses three posts and five disks of different sizes. You may have such an arrangement in your home as these are popular toys for toddlers helping develop motor skills and coordination.
You may need to adapt these activities to suit your needs and materials available. Maybe your kids could think of ways of adapting and improvising. This is valuable skills development.
Use our Christmas tree template: cut the tree in “slices” and move them on the stands.
The Towers of Hanoi challenge is to move 5 rings from the left hand post to the right hand post following particular rules:
- A move consist of taking one ring and moving it onto another post.
- You cannot place a larger ring on top of a smaller one.
You can take as many moves as you like. Eventually you will manage to move them all. That may be fine for younger children, but older children should be looking for a pattern or system to solve it.
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