Growth Mindset Game The Mystery of the Bad Case of Fixed Mindset Activity

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3rd - 7th, Homeschool
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This Mystery Game helps identify some Fixed Mindset thoughts that students often experience and lots of Growth Mindset principles to overcome the Fixed thoughts. Students use the detective skills of listening and the process of elimination to solve the mystery of A Bad Case of Fixed Mindset. Perfect whole class game to help identify the thoughts that cause Fixed Mindset as well as ideas to change your thinking to a Growth Mindset. It was so popular in my classroom the kiddos begged for more.

My students need lots of reminders about Growth Mindset. I like to incorporate the principles of Growth Mindset whenever I can. This game is a great addition to your Growth Mindset toolkit.

Oh no, the class next door is experiencing Fixed Mindset! The students must figure out:

~~~ Who has Fixed Mindset? 36 suspects
~~~ What Fixed Mindset Thoughts do they have? 28 Fixed Mindsets
~~~ How can we Change to a Growth Mindset? 28 Growth Mindsets

Help the kiddos with Growth Mindset by hosting a fun Mindset Clue Game.

Great for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.

Teacher Prep involves copying, cutting out 9 pages of cards, breaking the class into groups. Laminating is optional. Time required for prep 5 to 10 minutes.


Super Easy to use. Everything is included.

Teacher Tips
92 Crime Cards - suspect, Fixed Mindset, and Growth Mindset
Detective Notes Worksheets
Directions to Play the Game

Print the crime cards, 1 set of cards per classroom. (Laminate if desired)

Pull out 3 cards (these 3 cards are the suspect, fixed mindset, and growth mindset) pass out the rest of the cards to the students.

Pass out the Detective Notes Worksheets and Have Fun!!!


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Benefits of Mystery Clue Game Activities
>>> Team Building
>>> Problem Solving
>>> Planning
>>> Focus
>>> Goal Oriented
>>> Listening

************************** Takes 45 minutes to 1 hour **************************

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26 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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