This activity is meant to increase a child's ability to be inquisitive, ask questions, and problem solve. For children with Autism and early learners, this can be quite difficult. This activity helps with some of the basic building blocks to learn these skills.
The teacher chooses a mystery item and puts it in a box. Over the course of a week, students work on asking questions to identify clues about the mystery item's color, shape, texture, size, and function. Included are labels for your board related to each question as well so that the class can keep track of the clues. By the end of the week, the class should be able to guess what the mystery item is!
Included in these materials are:
*Directions for how to use the materials
*Pictures to aid students in creating questions about color, shape, texture, size, and function of the mystery item
*A "question" choice board to lay out the pictures
*5 different level sentence strips
*Labels to put on the board related to each question
*4 different leveled worksheets for students to keep track of the clues independently
*12 ideas for mystery items you can use with your class.
This activity can be used for children of varying abilities and materials are included to help differentiate instruction. For instance there are a variety of sentence strip formats included so students can put as few as 1 picture onto a sentence strip template or as many as 4-5 pictures to create a question completely on their own. The mystery box can be used to introduce items that are related to your thematic units as well.