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Remember when you were younger and the excitement you felt over opening a new box of cereal? You were hoping that the toy you wished for would be at the bottom of the box. Of course, you weren’t about to wait until you actually finished the box to see. You would dig through the box with your hands (while your mom wasn’t looking, of course) or even dump the entire contents of the box into a large bowl to search. All in the hopes of finding that special toy!
During a recent trip to Walmart, all of these memories came rushing back to us. We discovered boxes of General Mills cereal with Minions from the movie. To make the hunt even more exciting, we discovered that only Walmart will have a special 7th Minion. Of course we picked up a few boxes of cereal (our kids chose Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios, Trix and Cocoa Puffs.) When we got home, we began thinking about the Minions and the fun of the hunt. We ended up brainstorming and created a special Minion themed preposition game – it is perfect for the classroom or even at home!
Download the activity here: Minions Prepositions Our Minions Write the Room activity is a great way to get your students up and moving throughout the day. Not only will students appreciate the movement, they will love the fun Minion theme. If prepositions are new to your students, begin with a mini-lesson on prepositions. Once students understand what prepositions are, you are ready for them to go on a hunt! Before the event, you will print the minion cards in color, cut and place around the room. Students will then receive a recording sheet (we have supplied two so you can choose the one that is best for your students, or assign on a student-by-student basis for easy differentiation.)
Students will then look for the Minions, record the preposition and then draw a picture and possibly write a sentence depending on the recording page they have. It’s a quick lesson to pull together, offers great practice and allows your students to be active! Keep the theme going with other Minion activities in your classroom, maybe you will create a Minion treat to share at the end of the hunt. You will find many great ideas here: The 7th Minion.
We know you are wondering if we were lucky enough to find the 7th Minion… the answer is yes! We ended up with three different Minions so, of course, we will be returning to Walmart to pick up more boxes in search of the other four! Was there a prize you just had to have in your cereal box when you were younger? We would love to hear about it!