Uh oh, what is that strange smell coming from the Easter eggs?
Use this Easter themed mystery prompt to see what ideas your students come up with about 'what could have happened?'
There are plenty of ways you may wish to use this prompt, including using the visual prompt provided in this post. If you would like some ideas, keep on reading..
Remind everyone that there's no right and wrong, otherwise there would be no room for creative thinking in this task.
As with all mysteries, we all want to know an 'answer.' While there is no right and wrong, in fact I hope your students come up with lots of different ideas, I've included my own mystery story in the video below to show what happened. You may choose to share this with your kids after they finish writing their own stories to carry out a compare and contrast lesson or just for fun.
After viewing the video, discuss if anyone had any similar ideas in their stories. Do a compare and contrast session with the story above and what students wrote
Further extend this mystery activity by instructing students to write about Slimewort and where they think he could be hiding.
You may have noticed the 'Math Mystery' tag in the video, and that is because this case can be further resolved and integrated with a math activity if you wish.
Solve the case! Where is the horrible Slimewort hiding?
If you are interested in extending this mystery activity by integrating it with your math lesson, click on the link image below to find the file case on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. A fun theme for an Easter spiral review math session. Each grade level provides five clues with a variety of math review. Be sure to check out the product description to see the specific math skills covered in that grade version.
It is free to register if you don't have a login with TPT.
Not sure what a math mystery is? Do you want to know more about how to use them? Check out the video below.
You may also like to read this blog post
'Five Easy Ways to Use Math Mysteries in your Classroom.'
Still not sure if a math mystery is something you want? Try a full FREE math mystery available to download from my TPT Shop. The link will redirect you to where you can download the multi-grade bundle. It is free to register if you don't have a login with TPT.
CLICK HERE to find in my TPT store.
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