Hopefully this Classroom Scavenger Hunt activity and corresponding freebie will be useful as you hit back to school time. Happy Back to School!
“Where are the pencils?”
“Where is the paper?”
“Where are the Band-aids?”
Where are the tissues (this question is asked silently as a cute little eight year old stares at me while nastiness runs out his/her nostrils and close to his/her lip).
To avoid many (but not all – no false advertising here) of these questions we have a classroom scavenger hunt on day 2 or 3 of school. It’s easy to do and you can do it too! I have mine plus an editable version of mine for free.
|This is the first page — there are 2 total pages|
2. Cut out the numbers and tape them on the items around the room you want to highlight. I like to do this after school so students come to school the next day and start wondering what these mysterious numbers are for.
3. Show students how to “hunt” for items and write down the item number by the item label on the scavenger hunt sheet.
4. Come up with an “extra credit” fun question about your room for the kidlets who finish a bit early.
Now, whenever a kiddo asks you Missmith Missmith! Where are the tiss . . . . you can open your eyes wide and say in your kindest teacher voice “Remember the scavenger hunt we did on the first week of school?”