Brain Teaser Mysteries Fun FREEBIE

Grade Levels
5th - 11th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
10 pages
Share this resource
Easel Activity Included
This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete on any device. Easel by TpT is free to use! Learn more.

Also included in

  1. This 20% off brain teaser and brain breaks mysteries no-prep, money-saving bundle is perfect for building classroom community! Two brain teaser freebies are included to make the deal even sweeter. The resources are also part of an exciting 50% off brain teaser bundle: 50% OFF BRAIN TEASER BIG BARGAI
    Save $2.20
  2. With this exciting 30% off bundle, you will have a Middle School substitute survival kit that will carry you through even the most dire emergencies, such as no lesson plans being available. The first two resources listed are no photocopying, no prep resources. The final two require some photocopying
    Save $5.33
  3. This exciting 30% off reading comprehension mysteries bundle gives your Middle School students fun brainteaser stories to get their brain cells zinging! TWO fun freebies are included.READING COMPREHENSION MYSTERY STORIESTwo high interest mystery stories will intrigue your grade 5-8 students, and the
    Save $3.50
  4. Save 30% ($6.00!) on this brain teaser quartet! Your Middle School students will love poring over the 27 short mystery stories, 4 long mysteries, AND all of the riddles and puzzles. They will have so much fun they won't realize how their inference making and deductive skills are being challenged and
    Save $6.00


Mini-mysteries are not only fun brain teasers, but also practice listening and inferential skills. They are high interest bell ringers, exit tickets, time-fillers, and best of all, carrots for the end of the day. Alternatively, early finishing or talented students could read the mysteries on their own. The most obvious methods of using these tales are to read them out loud or to show them on your screen. The students then guess the solutions. If you want them to work a bit harder, they could record and explain their guesses on the included worksheet.
These mysteries are drawn from three Brilliantly Lit resources.

Mini Mysteries grades 5-8
ELA Games Grades 5-8

80 ELA Games grades 9-12

Other Brain Teaser Mystery collections:

Brain Teaser Mini Mysteries grades 9-12
Brain Teaser Middle School Mysteries, vol.#2
If your students liked Matt and Sophie, they have a long mystery of their own, with tasks for the students to perform: Brain teaser mystery fun inferential skills practice
They also have their own Readers' Theater scripts: Readers' Theater - Mystery of the Stolen Laptop and

For a daily brainteaser to add zing! to the start of a class: BRAINTEASER BELL RINGERS: MYSTERY STORIES, RIDDLES AND PUZZLES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

If you want a mystery resource that demands more writing from your students, try

Reading Comprehension Mysteries & Questions
Punctuation mentor sentences and exercises using JOKES will make grammar classes fun! Students will laugh their way to accuracy. PUNCTUATION DIALOGUE PRESENTATION & EXERCISES USING JOKES and

Thanks so much for checking out my resources! I am currently working on more mini-mystery collections. Click HERE to make yourself a follower. You will receive immediate notification of the availability of these new collections, and get 50% off within the first 48 hours of their release.

If your students enjoy this resource, I would be very grateful if you could review it afterwards. THANK YOU!

Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up