(12-14 year olds)
1. STARTING SONG
Game: Murder Mystery Riddles
How: Put the students into groups or pairs. And they have to solve these riddles. Since you will be repeating the activity, let them solve 2 per class.
Game: Mystery Prompts
How: Put students into groups of 2 or 3. Give each group one of these prompts (or ask them to choose one) and ask them to come up with the story and when they share it with the class it can be either acted or spoken.
Game: 7 Mystery Riddles
How: Divide students into groups and ask them to sit down facing the projector. Give each of the groups a sheet of paper and something to write with. In the video, there are 7 mysteries ready to be solved. You will play the first one, and stop it to give time for the groups to discuss among themselves and try to solve the case. When the group gets to a conclusion, they must write it down on the sheet of paper, fold it and give it to you. You will read all the answers and hit play to check. The groups that got it correct score a point. Then, play the second mystery riddle, and so on.
4. HARMONY TIME
How: If you have a computer in the classroom, you may play this game as a class. Ask students to decide on a person -- real or not. Akinator, the giene, will ask them some questions and he will try to guess who the person is after around 20 questions.
If students have their own personal computers, they can play it by themselves later.
Online variation: Share the screen and follow the same instructions.