I am a school-based speech therapist working with K-5. I usually have a ton of students working on either inferencing or listening comprehension (or both), so I am always on the lookout for great materials to use with this population. Since it is always more motivating for students when an activity looks like an actual game, I was fortunate to stumble across uKloo Riddle Edition.
uKloo essentially consists of 75 cards, each of which contains clues about a secret item. Players have to listen carefully and use their critical thinking and inferencing skills to figure out the mystery item. This is very similar to speech therapy activities where you give three clues and have students figure out what object is being described. However, uKloo takes it a step further by only providing only a simple sentence, thereby making this activity more challenging. The game box also contains a little paper pad for you to create your own riddles, which would be an excellent extension activity once students have mastered the clue cards.
Another great aspect of this game is that there are three difficulty levels (25 cards each). That way, you can tailor this activity to different students' needs. Here are some sample riddles:
Level 1: Always white, sometimes brown, builds your bones when it goes down.
Level 2: Isn't it a curious thing, to fight cavities with a string?
Level 3: Poke your fingers through my eyes, while I cut things down to size.
The respective answers were milk, dental floss, and scissors. I played this game with my 4th and 5th grade language students and most of them were challenged enough with level 1 or 2.
Obviously you don't need to be a speech therapist to enjoy this game at home -- this game can also serve as a treasure hunt where players find the mystery item in their home. The next clue card is then hidden with the item.
uKloo Riddle Edition reminds me of that chapter in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", where Gollum challenges Bilbo with riddles. All in all, it's an awesome game that you can use to target multiple skills.
Viola D - Teacher - Member Since September 2016
Excited to try it!
Aug 01, 2016
We LOVE scavenger hunts around here and I was so excited to find a resource already created so I don't have to come up with it every time. Fun!
Erin P - Member Since July 2014
Jun 30, 2016
uKloo Riddle Edition is a great step-up from the uKloo Early Reader edition. It is a lot of fun and gets kids up and moving while they are learning. I love that the kids have to engage their minds to solve riddles. They are so eager to find their way through the treasure hunt that they don't even know (or care) that they are learning. Perfect!
Margaret M - Parent, Seller on Educents - Member Since October 2015
An amazing product. Very pleased
Feb 07, 2016
As a teacher, I can sometimes be critical of learning games, and I must say this one met all my standards. I used it with my students and the results were amazing. It is not only education but a lot of fun. I highly recommend this product. I would not hesitate to purchase from this seller. She has great products.
Carol C - Teacher, Super-hero, Seller on Educents - Member Since January 2016
Smart Riddling Fun!
Feb 05, 2016
Great game to build reading comprehension and thinking skills. I love the guide to write your own riddles. This offers no only reading but creative writing as well. No my kids love challenging us with their own riddles!
Doreen D - Seller on Educents - Member Since October 2015
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