QR Code Scavenger Hunts – Student Created and Used! Use QR Codes to answer comprehension questions about stories!
This product was created by Robinson Elementary’s STLP team (Student Technology Leadership Program). My middle schoolers wanted to create scavenger hunts that incorporates technology with literacy skills. This set included 29 scavenger hunts that go along with popular children’s books. The kids have created a least two scavenger hunts for each school month of the year so you will have a variety of books for all the seasons, events, and holidays. Each hunt comes with 7 to 12 questions.
Once students have read or listened to the book, they will use Ipads loaded with a QR code reader app to scan and answer questions about the book. The questions can be placed around the room (or even school) for the students to find and scan. Students simply scan the QR code and up pops a question for them to answer on their recording sheet. Our goal is to help students learn to use technology at a young age while building literacy skills. This activity makes answering questions about a text much more fun and interactive. Students can work in teams to complete the task or individually. My STLP has used this during Literacy Nights and it was a success. We also like to have older kids come down to the primary grades to help with the scavenger hunts. The big kids read to the younger kids and then take them around on the hunt. It makes learning fun, interactive, and all students are engaged!
Questions include the following literacy skills: recall, story elements, sequencing, realism/fantasy, author’s purpose, compare/contrast, inferencing, making connections to the text, etc.
In order to do these hunts, all you will need is the book and tablets or Ipads loaded with a QR code reader app. Thank you for supporting our STLP project and team! My students would love to hear your feedback on their creations.
The set includes scavenger hunts on the following books:
Spaghetti on a Hot Dog Bun
If you Take a Mouse to School
Miss Nelson is Missing
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons
How do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?
A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything
A Turkey for Thanksgiving
One is a Feast for Mouse
Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas
The Classic Story of the Gingerbread Man
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Wish Tree
The Snowy Day
A Crankenstein Valentine
The Biggest Valentine Ever
One Hundred Hungry Ants (100th Day Math Story – need counters for this)
The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever
Harry the Dirty Dog
A Bad Case of the Stripes
The Fantastic Fish Sitter