These inferring activities are a fun way to help K-2 students learn to make simple inferences! They work great around Christmas or the winter holidays, but you can also use them anytime throughout the year.
In these activities, 12 "mystery gifts" are described. Students must use clues from the descriptions to guess what is inside each gift box.
Materials for differentiation are included! All students can participate even if they can't read or write much yet. Here are some different options for how you can implement the activities:
- Option 1: Read aloud each description to students. Have students turn and talk to make their inferences, and then discuss as a class. Using the picture cards, reveal what is inside the holiday gift box.
- Option 2: Read aloud each description to students. Have students turn and talk to make their inferences, and then draw what they think is inside the holiday gift box. Using the picture cards, reveal what is inside the holiday gift box.
- Option 3: Give students the worksheets and read them aloud the descriptions of what's inside the holiday gift boxes. Have students write their inferences and support their inferences with clues from the descriptions.
- Option 4: Provide the worksheets and have students read the clues and independently complete the activities. Go over the answers as a class when everyone is finished.
There are plenty of materials, so you can complete the activities over a few days.