Teachers, using a Mystery Box will help you teach your students about inferencing and will lay the groundwork so that students can infer while reading! This fun and engaging activity will support your teaching of inferences in the kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade classroom!
This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each presented with a box of identical, mystery ingredients from which they are required to create a mouthwatering dish. They don’t have to use every ingredient in the box but apart from a few, very basic…
What's inside the boxes challenge which the children loved! 3 different sizes and weights which all made different noises (according to what was inside) encouraging the children to use all of their senses, and then write their guess on the box. Also great for prompting discussions with each other.
Teacher's Pet – Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) | The Mystery Box Put a number or letter or object in their and have the children ask specific questions in order to guess what's in the box