St. Patrick’s Day Solve the Mystery – First Grade

I am so excited to share this St. Patrick’s Day Solve the Mystery activity with you and your students! You will begin this activity with a short video that will challenge your students to solve the case of the missing pot of gold. They will have to find out who took them, when they took them, and where they put them. To solve the case, students will work to complete 9 different task cards. The task cards are based on first-grade standards in both math and language arts. Once they complete a task card, they will receive a clue. After they have all 9 clues, they will be able to solve the mystery. As a fun culmination, there are awards and headbands. There is a fun little story ending to explain what happened. This goodie comes with a bonus writing extension. They can write about what they love more than gold or how to catch a leprechaun. This is similar to the who dunnit activities.


Here is what you will receive in this exciting St. Patrick’s Day Solve the Mystery pack!

  • Directions
  • CAN YOU SOLVE THE CASE? Letters to display (4 pages)
  • Who, When, and Where Posters 6 pages
  • An mp3 video to introduce the case
  • Case of the Missing Letter (color and b& w)
  • Posters ( 15 pages)
  • 9 Task cards (color and b& w)
  • Student Journals 13 pages
  • Clues 11 pages
  • Student Crowns (b&w)
  • Student Awards (color and b& w)
  • Answer Key 10 pages

Content Covered:

  • Compound Words
  • Balance the Equation
  • Sentence Mix-Up
  • Doubles Plus 1
  • Long and Short Vowel Sort
  • Fact Families
  • ABC Order
  • Subtract 10
  • Non-fiction or Fiction

Bonus: 2 writing extensions

Do you need a different version?

Kindergarten St. Patrick’s Day Solve the Mystery Challenge

Second Grade St. Patrick’s Day Solve the Mystery Challenge

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