Just wanted to share with you my latest QR code resource called Party Penguins Multiplication QR Code Task Cards Scavenger Hunt. This is a great activity to do before the holidays, especially when
students may have already packed up and the day is nearly done.
Here’s how it works:
After cutting and laminating the cards, place them around the walls of your classroom, preferably in number order. I use StikkiClips from Amazon to hang my cards for quick placement and removal, but I was home when I prepped this post, so you’ll see I stapled the card onto one of our walls……..that my husband had painted……that he got a little bit upset about…..that I’m just like, Oh well, you doesn’t understand my passion! 😛
Hand students a recording sheet (I’ve provided one in English and Spanish), a clipboard and a pencil. I usually divide my students into partner groups since we don’t have enough devices. If you are very limited on scanning devices, this could be an activity early finishers choose to do.
What students do:
1) Choose any card. I know scavenger hunt cards usually have a start and an end, but if all my students are starting at the same time, that’s a recipe for claustrophobic chaos.
2) Scan the QR code first to see the multiplication problem.
3) Write the problem from the QR code onto the recording sheet in the box that has the same number as the card they picked.
4) Solve the problem. Once they have the answer, they search around the room for the remaining cards to find the one that has the answer from their sheet.
5) Once they find the right card, they scan the QR code on the new card and begin solving that problem in the appropriate box. They continue until they’ve found all of the answers.
My students have had lots of fun with this. Some kids get way too excited like they are searching for Easter eggs. I guess that’s okay, but I’m seriously thinking of sticking these cards to the outside of my portable. That way they’ll get more exercise, sunshine, and volume won’t matter as much. But of course I’ll wait until spring. I can’t stand this cold!