Making Inferences Mystery Box Activity



Are you looking for a fun, high interest activity to teach students to make inferences or predictions? The Mystery Box activity is sure to engage your learners, while helping them use simple clues to infer and predict. It’s also a great way to introduce a lesson, share new content, or begin a new thematic unit. It can be used with ANY content area or subject.

Why do you NEED this activity in your classroom? It’s fun and engaging and will help your students with making predictions and inferencing. There is minimal prep and it will have a big impact on their learning!


Included in this printable are:

– 2 pages of Mystery Box Templates that can be printed, cut out, and used on a ANY kind of box! {You don’t have to use all of them 🙂

– 1 page of Clue Cards

– 5 Mystery Box Response Sheets

– 1 page sample Mystery Box pictures

– 3 pages Sample Lesson Plan with pictures


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If you like this activity, you might also like the follow high interest student activities:

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Teaching Adjectives and Verbs with Popcorn

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Making Predictions with the Candy Corn Bandit

Making Inferences with a Snow Day Investigation


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