Spark interest in a new topic of study with this kid-pleasing suggestion. Write a different clue about the topic on four blank index cards. Have a student read the most general clue aloud. Invite the class to guess the topic. You can even write their ideas down on a list.
Proceeding from general to more specific clues, ask volunteers to read the remaining cards. After each clue, encourage students to make additional guesses and affirm or reject previous ones. Then reveal the topic’s identity with some fanfare (pull it out of a fancy envelope, decorative box or flash it up on your SMARTBoard). Mystery solved!