Have you tried riddle bags to count down the end of the school year yet? This is one of the most fun and easy ways to celebrate the count down to the end of the school year!
How do Riddle Bags Work?
Each day when students arrive at school, a new riddle bag will be on display. Once students solve the riddle on the outside of the bag, they get to open the bag and see the surprise inside – often a fun activity or event to do that day to celebrate the end of the school year!
Another popular idea is to have the class “earn” their riddle bag each day as a good behavior incentive!
How to Prep Riddle Bags
If you don’t have items to put inside each of the bags, create cards to reveal the answer like the ones below:
If you want to keep this activity SUPER low cost, just choose riddles and events that don’t require you to purchase anything, like having a dance party, a read-in, extra outside time, etc.
Where to Find Riddles
Make up your own riddles with some simple Google searching – OR – grab the Lucky Little Learners Kit! Download, print, assemble, and start the fun!
There are 20 print-and-go riddle cards and 20 surprise cards, plus editable cards so you can customize the surprises and activities.
Need a fun way to end the school year?
Each riddle leads to an easy and free or cheap surprise that your students will love! These are perfect for an end-of-year countdown, theme days, class rewards, celebrations, and/or an end of year class party! Need more ideas for the last week of school? Check out this post.
Want a fresh student behavior incentive?
Have students earn each bag through their behavior during class. They will be motivated by new and exciting activities, and promote positivity!
Looking for a customizable countdown?
The riddles can be used in any order, and you can use as many as you have time and resources for! Editable riddle cards are included if you would like to add additional riddles & surprises.
We can’t wait to hear how these riddle bags make the end of the year special with your students! Leave a comment and let us know how it goes. Happy teaching!
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Riddle Bags Kit