Mystery Bag … part of TinkerLab’s Paper Bag Challenge!

When I told Henry about participating in TinkerLab’s Paper Bag challenge, he immediately had an idea.  “I know, we should make it into a Mystery Bag!”
The “Mystery Box” has been a school favorite activity for him since he did it in his first year of preschool … and still a favorite in his second year … and, yes, still a favorite this year in kindergarten.  
In case you have never heard of the “Mystery Box”, it is a box the size of a shoebox or lunch box in which children take turns taking it home, putting an object in it, coming up with clues for the object, and then having the class guess what the object is using only the clues.  It’s a creative variation to show-and-tell … and promotes not only being able to share in front of the class, but also problem solving skills.  Two things that Henry LOVES  … again, confirming how much he LOVES this activity.  So, we made a MYSTERY BAG from a lunch bag size paper bag …  

 Henry wrote on it and decorated the front.

I wrote the directions on the back.

 And then we played …

Henry’s clues were … 1.). It’s an animal, 2.) It has eyes, & 3). It has a beak.  Tricky, huh?

 Well, I as his mom know that he is an Angry Bird fanatic … so I guessed an Angry Bird, but since I didn’t guess a specific bird/color, I didn’t win.

Here’s one for you … 1.) It’s brown, 2.)  It’s made of paper, & 3.) You can make lots of super creative things out of it.

Why don’t you enter YOUR creation with the answer below?  We’d love for you to join the challenge!!!  Here are a list of bloggers hosting the linky …

Paint Cut Paste, Imagination SoupHands On: As We Grow, Child Central Station, Putti Prapancha, Irresistible Ideas for Play-Based LearningTeach Preschool, The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Nurture Store, Small Types,Make Do & FriendThe Imagination Tree, Toddler Approved, Red Ted Art, Mommy Labs, Kids in the Studio, Rainy Day Mum, Glittering Muffins, Sense of Wonder, Mom To 2 Posh Lil Divas, Come Together Kids, My Creative Family, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, A Mom With A Lesson Plan, Angelique Felix, The Golden Gleam, Share and Remember, Clarion Wren, Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo, Let Kids Create, De tout et de rien, PlayDrMomCreativity My PassionMessy Kids, Kiwi Crate, Tinkerlab

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Boontiwa

    I am a teacher at countries Thailand. I teach kindergarten. Very glad to have been a good story that led to the children of my thanks

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