Mystery Writing (Hide an object in magnifying glass and close it. Students write about what they hid and other students try to guess based off the clues0 from 1st Grade Fantabulous
Thumbprint Self-Portrait. The kids make this based on their actual thumbprint and write a narrative about themselves... how old you are, things you like and don't like, your hopes and dreams for the future.... LOVE this!
Turn a Nursery Rhyme Into a Mystery Have students transform nursery rhymes into mysteries by asking questions about the main characters in the rhyme. Brainstorm an example with the class, such as Humpty Dumpty. Ask students whether Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall or was pushed. If he was pushed, who pushed him and why? Did Humpty Dumpty jump off the wall because he was being chased? Divide the students into small groups and have them brainstorm a mystery inspired by a rhyme. Ask them
"Who Kidnapped Our Principal??" is an engaging activity that brings drawing conclusions and making inferences to LIFE. Students will LOVE this. Create a crime scene and let students infer what each piece of evidence means about the suspect. Students analyze suspects by highlighting what connects them to the crime scene.Included:Top Secret Agent BadgesSuspect DescriptionsStep by Step lesson guidesCrime scene investigation page
These are bulletin board headers and other signs for use with a detective theme.
Discover more about forensic science for kids with these fun and educational activities!
Picture of fingerprint patterns for crime display during 8th grade CSI unit
Third Grade Physical Science Activities: Make a CSI Kit
Free Detectives Lapbook link has tons of lapbooks!