Growth Mindset Scavenger Hunt- Back to School, End of Year

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Growth Mindset Scavenger Hunt- Back to School, End of Year

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Perfect for grades 4-8!

Number of Pages: 31 pages


Growth Mindset Scavenger Hunt- Back to School, End of Year

The Growth Mindset Scavenger Hunt can be used as an introduction or review activity. You can use the Growth Mindset Scavenger Hunt activity as task cards, a scavenger hunt or both. This is the perfect Growth Mindset activity for Back to School, End of the Year or anytime in between! The Scavenger Hunt is designed so that students must visit each of the ten fact cards at least two times! That means they have to read the small passage or skim for details twice! Students will use non-fiction content to practice reading skills, improve fluency and reading



Students will learn about Growth Mindset and think critically about the power of positive words. Also included are 10 ideas for how to use task cards! This activity will instill a Growth Mindset while learning about people who changed the world through persistence. The possibilities are endless for this cross-curriculum activity! Teachers should create a classroom that supports persistence, effort and even mistakes. This engaging activity covers the following famous people known for their positive Growth Mindset: Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Ted Geisel, Kid President, Maya Angelou, Michael Jordan, Ellen DeGeneres, Walt Disney, Rosa Parks and JK Rowling.


This Growth Mindset activity can be used as task cards for partner activities, SCOOT activities, scavenger hunts, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, stations, or independent work. How you choose to set it up in your classroom is up to you  There are so many possibilities that allow students to be out of their seats, moving around the room and learning!



10 Famous People Fact Cards with quotes to hang around the room. Each Fact Card contains a small reading passage, a date and a picture.

8 ELA Task Cards – Students use reading and comprehension skills (Common Core)

4 Math Task Cards – Students complete basic addition and subtraction

4 Timeline Task Cards – Questions to reiterate how to read a timeline

2 Writing Task Cards – Open-ended, creative thinking prompts

2 Drawing Task Cards – Quick draw to show comprehension

(20 task cards total)

2 Recording Sheets to choose from

One with the questions directly on it, the other is blank to use with the task cards.

The recording sheet is broken down into categories – ELA, Math, Timeline, Drawing and Writing.

Teacher Answer Key

4 Blank Task Cards for the teacher to use for additional questions. ( I use them for early finisher tasks)


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