Challenges - What am I?

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 common core icon Common Core.

1st Grade
Read the daily clues about the American Flag and have kids guess the mystery object.
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Can your students figure out the mystery food with these clues?
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Who helps pets, farm, animals, and zoo animals?  Students use the daily clues to solve the mystery.
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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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What type of building is a large, red house where animals live?  Challenge your students to figure out the answer.
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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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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
Read the article or daily clues to see if your students can determine the mystery place.
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Learn about watermelons this week, with these challenge clues.
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Sand is the answer to this tricky challenge.
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After reading these tricky clues, will students be able to guess the mystery place?
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Did you know how the marshmallow got its name?  I didn't before I read this.
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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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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
Students try to determine the mystery food by reading the daily clues.
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What unusual African animal could these clues be describing?
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Living creatures with 8 eyes?  What could these clues be describing?
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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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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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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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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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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
Students read the daily clues to guess the mystery animals.
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In this tricky challenge activity, students will learn many new facts abut cells.
4th Grade
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What flat-faced animal lives in trees and on the edges of cliffs? 
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Which man was the third president of the USA and writer of the Declaration of Independence?
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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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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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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
What famous black agriculturalist was known as the 'Plant Doctor' and discovered 300 ways to use peanuts?
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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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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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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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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 template for writing your own  ' What am I?' challenges.
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Blank template for writing your own  'What are we?' challenges.
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Blank template for writing your own 'Who am I?' challenges.
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Blank template for writing your own 'Who are we?' challenges.
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