Riddle Recordings

Riddle Recordings lesson plan

  • 1.

    Use lots of descriptive words. Read and tell stories and poems. Do fingerplays. Ask open-ended questions.

  • 2.

    Introduce children to how riddles work. If you have several pictures, including one of a yellow ball, you might say, ;I'm thinking of something that is yellow…. It's round…. You play with it at the beach. Give children time to think and respond after each

  • 4.

    To make picture cards: Cut out pictures of your favorite things with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 5.

    Glue the pictures on index cards or cut-up recycled file folders with Crayola® Glue Sticks.

  • 6.

    To record riddles: Think up a riddle about each picture. Write, or ask an adult to write, your riddle on the back of the card with Crayola® Colored Pencils.

  • 7.

    Use a tape recorder with a blank tape to record your riddle. An adult can help you get started.

  • 8.

    After several friends have recorded riddles, take turns listening to the clues. See whether you can identify the pictures from each other's descriptions.


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Reading Pictures
  • Stories
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Senses
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing