First you need a box you can not see through.
I tape these directions on the side.
Before I send the box home I send home a note explaining the process to parents and to allow students to come up with the clues. I also encourage them to help their children write the clues themselves. Then I send it home with each child in alphabetical order by first name.
That keeps me organized and also helps kids with the letters in the alphabet.
I do an example before I let the kids can take it home.
1. It is pink.
2. I use it in the dark.
3. It lights up.
It is a flashlight.
As the year goes, I hang up some of the clue sheets to show parents what others have been bringing in, but also to show them how they can encourage students to become more involved in the clue making process.
So you get clue sheets like this
and as the kids get better at writing this
Some kids liked giving clues the others could guess easily while others made it more difficult. All the kids enjoyed the experienceSurprise Box
Chose something to put in the box.
Write 3 clues to describe the object.
Practice saying the clues so you can
share with the class.