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Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt for Grades K-2 or ELL


Grade Levels:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade

Yes, some instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1 class period

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In this back to school library activity, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students search for 9 important library locations. At each location, they will find an envelope with a puzzle piece. Once they find all nine locations, they can assemble the puzzle and get the coloring sheet.

This product has 18 total pages, and it includes:

  • Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt grid and blank template
  • Puzzle, divided into 9 pieces (includes color and black & white versions)
  • Coloring sheet of completed puzzle (black & white)
  • Picture labels (groups and puzzle pieces)
  • Detailed prep and procedure directions for teachers/ librarians
  • Lesson plan with AASL and Common Core ELA Standards for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades

All text is editable on the scavenger hunt grid and group labels in Microsoft PowerPoint and Googles Slides!  The artwork, coloring page, puzzle pieces, and basket labels for sorting the puzzle pieces are NOT editable.

How does this library orientation activity work?

This is a great back to school library lesson because it gets students exploring the library on their own!

  • In groups of 2-3, students find 9 locations around the library.
  • At each location, they need to find the envelope for that location.
  • Open the envelope and take one puzzle piece.
  • Add the puzzle piece to their group’s envelope or zippered bag.
  • Mark off the location on their scavenger hunt grid.
  • After all locations are found, they will have 9 different puzzle pieces.
  • Assemble the puzzle.
  • Show the librarian or teacher the assembled puzzle to get the coloring sheet of the completed puzzle.
  • Sort their 9 puzzle pieces into the sorting baskets. Having the pieces sorted will help you prepare the scavenger hunt location envelopes for the next class.

Materials Needed:

  • Printer, copier
  • 9 library locations (images are not editable)
  • 9 envelopes (one for each library location)
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • 8-12 envelopes or zippered pouches (students keep the puzzle pieces they gather here)
  • Students will need: pencil, crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • Optional: clipboards, 9 small baskets for sorting puzzle pieces after the activity

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – D.3.
  • Explore – C.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1.

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Grade Levels

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade


Some of the materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1 class period


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