Detective Activities for Kids

Mystery Story Activity

Try this mystery story activity and unlock the mystery of mystery writing. This activity is ideal if you enjoy easy crafts and a good mystery.

What You'll Need:

  • Classic mysteries (such as Sherlock Holmes)
  • Notebook
  • Pens

Mysteries are some of the most popular books sold in the United States and around the world. But what's the secret to a good mystery? The hidden treasure? The butler? The mysterious house guest?

As you read your favorite mystery, take a few notes. Keep track of the secrets your fictional sleuth uncovers as he or she goes about solving the mystery. Then rewrite key scenes, changing those secrets.

How would your changes affect the outcome of the story? Only you can decide!

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