Challenges - "What Am I?"

Challenges - What am I?

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Your students will love these daily challenge activities.  You can post clues day-by-day, or use the entire passage at once.

Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the apple core icon (Common Core).

1st Grade

A1 - Flag Free

Read the daily clues about the American Flag and have kids guess the mystery object.

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A2 - Popcorn Free

Can your students figure out the mystery food with these clues?

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A3 - Vet Member

Who helps pets, farm, animals, and zoo animals?  Students use the daily clues to solve the mystery.

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A4 - Raisin Member

It's a small food that you might find in your cereal.  Will your students be able to figure out the answer?

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A5 - Barn Member

What type of building is a large, red house where animals live?  Challenge your students to figure out the answer.

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A6 - Egg Member

I am white or brown on the outside.  I am yellow and white on the inside.  You can fry me, bake me, or boil me.

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A7 - Tree Member

I am used to make pencils and paper.  Animals make their homes in me.  I give shade on hot, summer days.

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2nd Grade

B1 - White House Free

Read the article or daily clues to see if your students can determine the mystery place.

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B2 - Watermelon Member

Learn about watermelons this week, with these challenge clues.

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B3 - Sand Member

Sand is the answer to this tricky challenge.

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B4 - Home Member

After reading these tricky clues, will students be able to guess the mystery place?

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B5 - Marshmallow Member

Did you know how the marshmallow got its name?  I didn't before I read this.

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B6 - Ants Member

I am sometimes called a groundnut or a goober-pea.  I am used to make medicine, soap, paint, and kitty litter.

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B7 - Skunk Member

I am a black and white animal that can be found in North America.  I am the size of a house cat.  Don't make me mad or I'll let out a terrible odor.

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3rd Grade

C1 - Pizza Member

Students try to determine the mystery food by reading the daily clues.

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C2 - Aardvark Member

What unusual African animal could these clues be describing?

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C3 - Spiders Member

Living creatures with 8 eyes?  What could these clues be describing?

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C4 - Peanut Member

I am sometimes called a groundnut or a goober-pea.  I am used to make medicine, soap, paint, and kitty litter.

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C5 - Penguin Member

We are birds, but we don't fly.  Most birds are afraid of people, but we are not.  We all live in the Southern Hemisphere.

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C6 - Chocolate Member

I am made from a bean. Long ago I was used to make a bitter drink.  Today I am found in candy, cake, and even ice cream.

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C7 - Goat Member

I was one of the first animals to be tamed by humans.  I am smart and curious, which explains why I often escape from my pen.

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C8 - Polar Bear Member

I am an animal with black skin and a black tongue.  I mostly eat seals, but I can even eat some types of whales.  My fur is white and I live in Alaska, Greenland, and Canada.

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4th Grade

D1 - Bats Member

Students read the daily clues to guess the mystery animals.

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D2 - Cell Member

In this tricky challenge activity, students will learn many new facts abut cells.

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D3 - Owls Member

What flat-faced animal lives in trees and on the edges of cliffs? 

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D4 - Jefferson Member

Which man was the third president of the USA and writer of the Declaration of Independence?

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D5 - California Member

In the 1850s, I became a state.  Many people looked for gold here, which is why it is known as the "Golden State."

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D6 - Tarantula Member

Some people think I'm scary.  Others think I make a great pet.  People in Cambodia think I make a tasty snack.

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D7 - Octopus Member

Scientists say that I am one of the smartest invertebrates.  If you put me in a tank, I may be able to figure out how to escape.

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5th Grade

E1 - George Washington Carver Member

What famous black agriculturalist was known as the 'Plant Doctor' and discovered 300 ways to use peanuts?

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E2 - Plaque Member

People have been trying to get rid of me for a hundreds of years.  They once used crushed bone and oyster shells to do away with me.

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E3 - Antarctica Member

I am a place.  It's summer here from November through February.  In the winter it's dark all the time.  In December and January it can be light for up to 20 hours a day.

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E4 - William Seward Member

I served as Secretary of State under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson.  I am most famous for purchasing Alaska for the United States.

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E5 - Paul Revere Member

I worked as a goldsmith and silversmith.  Perhaps I could be called The Marvelous Messenger because I warned American colonists that British troops were planning to arrest them.

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Blank Templates

Blank - 'What Am I?' Member

Blank template for writing your own  ' What am I?' challenges.

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Blank - 'What Are We?' Member

Blank template for writing your own  'What are we?' challenges.

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Blank - 'Who Am I?' Member

Blank template for writing your own 'Who am I?' challenges.

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Blank - 'Who Are We?' Member

Blank template for writing your own 'Who are we?' challenges.

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Also on Super Teacher Worksheets: 

Number Detective

These are similar to "What Am I?" challenges.  Can your students figure out the weekly secret number challenge?

Brain Teaser Worksheets

Brain baffler worksheets and puzzles for your students

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