The Great Pumpkin Patch Mystery {Limited Time Freebie}

I shared this Pumpkin Patch Mystery with my kids this morning and am very happy to report that it is now ready for the world!



The Great Pumpkin Patch Mystery includes 5 parts: the Introduction, Suspect Cards, Tracking  Sheet, Clue Cards, and a Solution Sheet.

The Introduction introduces Farmer Jill, whose pumpkin patch has been raided by a pumpkin smasher! Your kids are being enlisted to help the authorities determine the identity of the nefarious smasher!

The Suspect Cards introduce six suspects and their possible motives. Keep these handy while you are working through the clues.

The Tracking Sheet has room to record all six suspects, and mark if they are guilty or not, as you move through the clues.

The nine clue cards will eliminate five of the suspects. Two cards are not necessary, but the other clues each identify one innocent suspect. After five innocent suspects are identified, the remaining suspect is guilty!

The clue cards vary--one uses footprint information, another uses math, another uses a simple code, and others are logic-based.

The Solution Sheet lets your kids check their own answers--make sure you don't give this to your kids before they solve the mystery!

This mystery takes individual students 20-30 minutes to complete. My 4th grader took spent about thirty minutes solving it and my 7th grader spent about 20.

I am sharing this mystery for free for three days! Make sure you grab it before then!





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Happy Educating,
Carla & the kids who don't sit still!

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  1. My students LOVED this! Do you have any more?

    Thank you!

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    1. YES! I'm so glad you liked it! I'm working on some holiday ones now! You can see all that I've finished so far at http://www.teachingwithoutchairs.com/ <3

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    2. Ooops...here's a better link! http://www.teachingwithoutchairs.com/2019/11/detective-mysteries-for-kids.html

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