|Multi-colored QR Codes|
First, I created eight sets of QR codes using QRStuff.com so I could make them in different colors. Each QR Code was encrypted with a riddle that would lead the students to another teacher or faculty member at the school. After I created the QR Codes, I printed out enough of each one for my students and visited each staff member to give them a copy of the QR code and the activity they would give my student. It was important that I gave the other teachers a copy of the QR Code that would lead the students to them so they could make sure it was the correct color. If a student arrived with a QR Code with a different color, the teacher would send them on their way because they solved the riddle wrong. (It did happen a few times.)
I started the hunt out by giving my students the following sheet. It explained what they would be doing, gave them a hint as to what the activities were and finally a place to put the QR Codes after they had solved each riddle. This also helped me because when a student completed an activity, they would bring it up to me, I would QUICKLY check it and if all was done to my expectations, I would give them a new QR Code. I could easily scan what QR Codes they had already been given because they were all in different colors.
This allowed me to randomly hand out the QR Codes so my students weren't all going to the same teacher at the same time. Now regarding the activities that the students were completing they all contained the same theme of Valentine's Day. I mixed together puzzles with math and language arts. And the best part about all of them - they were FREE!! (Not signed up for TpT??? - what are you waiting for - click here to do so now and find out what you've been missing!) I was able to download all the activities off Teachers Pay Teachers without spending a dime. However, I did make sure that I went back and left feedback thanking each of the teachers for putting in their time and effort in creating the products and listing them for free. Here is a list of the activities I used.
- Valentine Mystery Word Search
- Hink Pink - Valentine's Day Themed
- Valentine's Day Tangram
- Valentine's Day Wordplay Activities
- Valentine's Day Multiplication Math with QR Codes (this one is my own creation) :-)
- Valentine's Day Wordsearch
- Valentine's Day Acrostic Poem
- Valentine's Day Budget Activity
What did you do for Valentine's Day? Have you ever done a hunt like this before with your kids?
Check out more QR Code activities here - my collection of Task Cards.