What Dug My Garden? – Animal Mystery


Animal Characteristics Mystery

Carnivore | Herbivore | Nocturnal

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Alert! Alert! Calling all science detectives!

SOMETHING dug up Mrs. McMurty’s prize garden. Now you must use your science knowledge and reasoning to determine who dug up the garden!

In this hands-on activity, kids will solve the mystery by looking at animal characteristics such as:

Nocturnal vs diurnal

Carnivore vs omnivore vs herbivore




This activity is perfect for kids in grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.


Time to Complete

20+ minutes


Animal characteristics


Carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, nocturnal, diurnal, scat

Next Generation Science Standards


This does not fulfill the whole requirement but would be a fun activity to go with.


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