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Christmas Detectives

 Posted by on December 4, 2013
Dec 042013
 

Our countdown to Christmas continues for day 4 of Advent. I’m sharing a Christmas science idea with you at the beginning of each day until Christmas. On day 4, we become Christmas Detectives.

Christmas Science Advent Calendar

Christmas Detectives

In this activity, we are practicing scientific reasoning skills or problem solving skills by reading clues and solving riddles.

Christmas Detectives: The Case of the Missing Christmas Present. Day 4 of our Christmas Science Advent Calendar

The first clue is left on the Advent tree in Day 4′s envelope for Aiden and his dad.

Christmas Detectives: The Case of the Missing Christmas Present. Day 4 of our Christmas Science Advent Calendar

The clue reads: A present has been hidden. It is your job to follow the clues and find the hidden Christmas present. You found the first clue on this mini tree. Near a big red glass ball the next clue will be.

They determine the next clue is near a red ornament on the big Christmas tree.

Christmas Detectives: The Case of the Missing Christmas Present. Day 4 of our Christmas Science Advent Calendar

This clue reads:

1+1 = 2
Find the next clue in a __ __ __ __. (4 letters that rhyme with the first line.)

The clue is hidden in a shoe. Oh, but which shoe? This clue was the most difficult to find. Aiden had to think about where we keep our shoes. He found the right location and got the next clue.

It reads: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. The next clue will be found on an instrument you play!

They found the next clue on the piano.

Aiden with the help of his dad solved the riddles on the rest of the clues and found the missing present.

This would be a fun activity to do on Christmas day as well – especially if you have an extra special present to give.

You are welcome to download all of The Case of the Hidden Christmas Present clues. {It’s a Word document so you can edit the clues.} Add clipart or print on festive paper for an added touch.

Christmas Detectives: The Case of the Missing Christmas Present. Day 4 of our Christmas Science Advent Calendar

Click on the image to download the file.

I’ll see you tomorrow for Day 5′s Christmas science activity.

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