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Go: JHS GrammarPreposition Scavenger Hunt


SUBMITTED BY: Brent Badger

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Somewhere on Englipedia


GRAMMAR: Preposition

EXAMPLE: There is a toy under the tree.

DATE ADDED: April 05, 2009


    Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a scavenger hunt activity around the classroom using prepositions.



  • Clues (not included)
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps.



  1. Before the class make a list of clues, like: "It’s by the black board!" "It’s under the desk." "It’s in the plant pot."  These clues should be written on an envelope and there should be enough clues for the amount of groups, minimum. But it is more interesting to double the amount of clues. The last clue should lead back to the first clue. On the opposite side of the envelope from the clue there should be a number. Inside of the envelope you should put a treasure. I use a stamp size print out of something fun like a DS.
  2. Each team is given their lead clue, where to find their first envelope. All the groups should start off at a different point because the last clue and the first clue lead to each other they should be able to get to all the clues.
  3. Each team should also be given a sheet. The sheet should be numbered with how many treasures they are. (One number for each envelope.)
  4. One student from each group starts. They find their first envelope. They take the treasure from inside of the envelope back to their team. They tell the next person on their team to go the clue they found on the envelope and the next person goes. The treasure found in the envelope should be glued to the appropriate number on their sheet. Thus proving that they went.
  5. Make sure the students know to go about doing this subtly. The more discreet they are the less chance the will give envelope locations away to the other teams.
  6. First team to finish wins.


  • There is a lot of prep time, but the rewards outweigh the time.

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