Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Detective" – Grades K-3

Comprehension, Sequencing

Write four (or more) clues on individual index cards, and hide them around your home. Next, tell your child there is a surprise hidden in the house.

Show your child where the first clue is and let him read it (“You will find the next clue when you find ‘deduce’ in the dictionary.”). When he looks in the designated location (that page of the dictionary), he will find the next clue card (“What you seek is in Dad’s sock drawer.”). Each clue leads to the next, until he finds his surprise!
Source: Bright and Beyond, Smart & Simple Activities to do with your Child, Reading, Grades Kindergarten to 3rd, Ages 5-9. Available at
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