These were so stinkin fun!  I started off by telling my fourth graders they were going to read some Nursery Rhymes and they all looked at me like I was off my rocker. Then I looked at them and said, “Oh, I thought I was in a Kindergarden class!  I think we should do them anyway and tie them into our mystery unit!”  They were still looking at me like I was a bit crazy.  Then I said, “Let’s make up our own Nursery Rhyme Crime!”  Then they got excited!  Each student got a nursery rhyme.  They had to create a crime for the rhyme and then invent suspects, clues, etc.  If there wasn’t enough information in their own nursery rhyme, they were allowed to use some from another nursery rhyme.  They had a blast learning mystery elements!  Check them out!  Cute, cute, cute!!!