Scavenger Hunt: Along the River During the Qingming Festival

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This painting is known as China's “Mona Lisa”. It's big. Real big. Very big. In real life it measures 10 inches x 5.74 yards. Printed it is 16 sheets of paper. Students have a time limit to find as many elements in the painting as they can.

The download file contains:

  • Instructions
  • Student Sheet / Answer Sheet
  • Along the River During the Qingming Festival by Zhang Zeduan

Playing the Game in Miss Lucy’s Class

Instructions (included in your download)

Print out one sheet with the blank boxes and images per student or team (in the PDF: Qingming Festival Hunt). Print out the entire painting (in the PDF: Qingming Festival Image). Trim the white edges on the right and left of the page on each sheet of paper, then tape all the pages together in the correct order. Attach to a long wall. There are a total of 16 pages for the full painting, so check your ink levels.

Give the students a 10 – 15 minute time limit. Students must mark the page number where they find the small image. Student(s) or team(s) with the most correct answers win. What do they win? Well, that’s up to you. I suggest ice cream….but that’s just me.

A sheet with the correct answers is provided.

Along the River During the Qingming Festival