Fun murder mystery activities

Explore some of the murder mystery activities for primary pupils on Tes which have been designed to recap key skills

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Child Holding A Magnifying Glass Solving A Mystery/looking At Something Closer

Develop primary pupils' powers of deduction with these murder mystery activities

There's nothing more engaging than a well-crafted murder mystery activity to keep pupils engaged throughout a topic or scheme of work. Not only does it allow them to be completely immersed in their learning, but it also encourages creative thinking skills and teamwork.

Time to crack on; your budding detectives have a murder to solve…

Halloween Murder Mystery Game
a51_ufo

Halloween Murder Mystery Game

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A murder was committed last night during a Halloween party. As the highest-ranking crime detective, you must solve the crime and find out who the murderer is. You have the names and details of 32 suspects who were at the party when the crime took place. The murderer is one of them. There were fiv...
Periodic Table Murder Mystery! Atoms and Elements
erhgiez

Periodic Table Murder Mystery! Atoms and Elements

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A really fun introduction to some common elements and their properties. Mr. Sodium has exploded and three other guests have gone missing at the Periodic Manor House. Can your students match chemical properties to clues in this super sleuth extravaganza! Variable group size with variable diffi...
Telling Time Maths Murder Mystery
hoppytimes

Telling Time Maths Murder Mystery

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Telling Time Maths Murder Mystery A fun activity for Maths' Telling theTime topic. Solve the mini mystery of a murdered passenger on a train by practising your knowledge of time, calculating time intervals, digital/analogue, 12/24 hour clocks, etc. Suitable for KS2. Colourful graphics, can be pri...
CSI: Math Murder Mystery - Who Stole Time  - Telling the Time
Kiwilander

CSI: Math Murder Mystery - Who Stole Time - Telling the Time

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This CSI themed telling the time activity will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve problems and puzzles. Students narrow down the suspects by completing the activities and marking them off from the suspect list until one person is left. Who Stole Time? This case includes: Clue 1: C...
STEM Geometry 1:  A Math Murder Mystery
Kiwilander

STEM Geometry 1: A Math Murder Mystery

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This murder mystery will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve geometry puzzles and questions to solve a murder. Students will need to gather evidence by completing charts, Interview witnesses by sorting through geometry shapes and compare data to narrow the suspects. Finally they wil...
Units of Measurement Maths Murder Mystery With Answers
Helen-Teach

Units of Measurement Maths Murder Mystery With Answers

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A fun, engaging units of measurement themed maths murder mystery for students to solve. Pupils complete the decimal questions to solve the murder. The following objectives are covered: Compare amounts using different units of measure Convert between different units of metric measure of len...