Back to School Scavenger Hunt Freebie!!!

Hopefully this Classroom Scavenger Hunt activity and corresponding freebie will be useful as you hit back to school time.  Happy Back to School!
During the first week I like to minimize questions such as: 
"Missmith Missmith!" (This and "mom" with an embarrassed look, are my official names from August to May) 
"Where are the pencils?"
"Where is the paper?"
"Where are the Band-aids?"
Where are the tissues (this question is asked silently as a cute little eight year old stares at me while nastiness runs out his/her nostrils and close to his/her lip).
To avoid many (but not all - no false advertising here) of these questions we have a classroom scavenger hunt on day 2 or 3 of school.  It's easy to do and you can do it too!  I have mine plus an editable version of mine for free.

This is the first page -- there are 2 total pages
1. Use the editable freebie to customize the items in your classroom you want students to "hunt" for.
2.  Cut out the numbers and tape them on the items around the room you want to highlight.  I like to do this after school so students come to school the next day and start wondering what these mysterious numbers are for.
3.  Show students how to "hunt" for items and write down the item number by the item label on the scavenger hunt sheet.
4.  Come up with an "extra credit" fun question about your room for the kidlets who finish a bit early.
Now, whenever a kiddo asks you Missmith Missmith! Where are the tiss . . . . you can open your eyes wide and say in your kindest teacher voice "Remember the scavenger hunt we did on the first week of school?"  

Happy hunting!


  1. Love the scavenger hunt for stuff IN the classroom!! We always do one around the school to get familiarized with everything, but I just love this idea (and cringe at the's already rearing its ugly head in my classroom!). I'm your newest follower & would love for you to stop by! Oh, and love your blog look!! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. I like your new blog design! Thanks for the list of blog giveaways. I can't wait to check them out. I'd like to invite you over to my blog for my new linky party called "Fun Friday." It is all about the fun things we do in our classrooms all week! I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Teaching Fourth

  3. Sounds like a fun activity and it eliminates all those questions...I'm in! I'm trying this when this year starts. I usually play a quiz game where they have to answer questions about rules and procedures and this will be a nice activity leading up to that!