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Valentine’s Day Math and Reading Mystery Challenge Activity


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Can your students work in teams to solve math and ELA problems in order to solve the mystery at hand? This is a fun Valentine’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 Valentine’s Day Math and Reading Mystery Challenge.

Click HERE to see the 1st Grade Valentine’s Day Mystery.

You will begin this activity with a short video that will challenge your students to solve the case of the missing Valentine’s Day Bags. They will have to find out who took them, when they took them, and where they put them. 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 Robot Valentine Bag Craft!

This engaging, high-interest 100th 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 1Valentine’s Bag Letter (Color and B/W)
  • Posters
  • 9 Task Cards (Color and B/W)
  • Student Response/Answer Journals
  • Clues
  • Student Awards and Crown (Color and B/W)
  • BONUS Robot Valentine’s Bag Craft
  • Answer Keys

The 9 fun tasks cover this content:

  • Antonym Match
  • Greater Than, Less Than, Equal (Decimal Numbers)
  • Fact or Opinion
  • Double Digit Multiplication
  • Adjective, Noun, Verb Sort
  • Greatest to Least (Decimal Numbers)
  • ABC Order
  • Multiply by 10
  • Editing

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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Shelly Rees

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