This Mystery Farm bag idea is a fun lesson to add to a farm unit. The goal in this activity is to learn and test farm animal knowledge.
During our visit to a farm, we learnt facts such as:
After our visit to the farm, we began exploring what we could remember about the different animals that we saw during our visit. One way we did this was using Mystery Farm bags.
We had some farm toys at home, so, we used them to make our mystery farm bags.
If you don't have any farm animal figurines, you can still do this activity by using images or photos of farm animals instead (images included in the free download for this activity).
- Farm animal figurines or pictures
- Paper bags
- scissors and glue
- Mystery farm animal clues >> Download for FREE HERE <<<
- Print the clues (from the free download )
- There is a blank template provided in the free download if different clues are required or if you want to add your own animals.
- Cut the clues and stick one onto each bag.
- Place the animal figurine or picture 'answer' in each bag.
- Close the top of the bag so that the animal inside is hidden.
Now for the fun part, your students become detectives. Student detectives must use the clues to guess which farm animal is hiding in each mystery bag.
Choose a bag, then read the clues on it. Conduct a discussion by accepting a few guesses by students. Then open the bag to see who guessed the correct animal OR accept guesses until someone guesses the right one. If you have a couple of different guesses, you could ask the class to vote, e.g., raise your hand if you think it is a cow inside this bag, raise your hand if you think it is a pig inside the bag, etc.
Optional: If you have a barn or a box, place the animal answers inside after being revealed.
You could make your own clues to suit the information that you want your students to know about each animal. Otherwise, there is a free download available HERE with six clue sets to use for a fun fact Mystery Farm Activity.
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This Math Mystery targets building addition fluency facts, numbers 1-20.
It also follows the 5 W's format, which means that your kids will be solving the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the case.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS FUN MATH MYSTERY RESOURCE.
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