Can your students work in teams to solve math and ELA problems in order to solve the mystery at hand? This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity or test prep math activity that will have your students engaged and LOVING every minute of math and reading skills practice and review!
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I have teamed up with Megan Mitchell of First Grade Roars to bring you this exciting St. Patrick’s Day Math and Reading Mystery Challenge.
You will begin this activity with a short video that will challenge your students to solve the case of the missing pot of gold. They will have to find out who took it, when they took it, and where they put it. To solve the case, students will work to complete 9 different task cards. Once they complete a task card, they will receive a clue. After they have all 9 clues, they will be able to solve the mystery. As a fun culmination, there are award certificates.
NOTE: This resource also includes a fun BONUS St. Patrick’s Day writing extension activity!
This engaging, high-interest St. Patrick’s Day activity includes these printables:
- Teacher Directions
- CAN YOU SOLVE THE CASE? Display Letters
- Who, When, and Where Posters
- A mp3 video to introduce the case
- Case of the Missing Pot of Gold (Color and B/W)
- 9 Task Cards (Color and B/W)
- Student Response/Answer Journals
- Student Awards and Crown (Color and B/W)
- BONUS St. Patrick’s Day Writing Activity
- Answer Keys
The 9 fun tasks cover this content:
- Antonym Match
- Balance the Equation
- Sentence Fix-Up
- Multiply It!
- Noun and Verb Sort
- Factor It!
- ABC Order
- Multiply by 10
- Nonfiction or Fiction?
Students can work in teams or individually to complete all 9 tasks. As they complete each of the 9 tasks, they will bring you their answers and you will quickly check them. If they are correct, you will tell them to move onto the next task. They continue this process until all 9 tasks are completed. When they finish, they will be able to solve the mystery.
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