3rd Grade Math Thanksgiving Escape Room Activity (Digital or Print)

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th, Homeschool
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  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
  • Activity
Google Forms Escape Room + PDF printable version
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Can your third graders use their math skills to save Thanksgiving dinner? The Thanksgiving Thwarter has locked the oven with Thanksgiving dinner cooking inside. Five puzzles based on 3rd grade math standards await your students. Spice up your Thanksgiving class party while keeping kids engaged in reviewing math skills with this fun breakout activity. This activity can also be used for distance learning. The PDF includes tools to help make remote learning a success!

You may also be interested in our 3rd Grade Tricky Turkeys Thanksgiving/Fall escape room. This escape room is less challenging and faster to complete than Operation Unlock the Oven.

This breakout style activity offers either a printable packet for students to complete, or a digital version in which the escape room process is automated by a Google Form™ (no e-mail addresses are required). Both versions are low prep, easy to implement, and highly engaging for students. This is an engaging worksheet alternative that encourages collaboration, critical thinking, and cooperative learning.

In order for students to complete these puzzles, they need to be able to:

  • Find missing factors in multiplication problems
  • Interpret a bar graph and solve one-step story problems related to it
  • Solve equal groups word problems (strategies for creating arrays or models are suggested to students)
  • Round three-digit numbers to the nearest ten and hundred
  • Solve basic logic puzzles

Included in this third grade Thanksgiving math activity:

  • Printable packet and clear directions for print version
  • Mission letter with QR code (URL also provided) for digital version
  • Success signs for students to snap photos with
  • Detailed answer key and teacher tips


  • Do students need to have Gmail™ accounts? NO! Anyone with internet access and a tablet, computer, or even phone can complete the breakout.
  • How long will this take? That is the hardest question as the answer varies depending on each classroom, student, or group. Most students will be able to complete this activity in under 45 minutes. You can allow 60 minutes to be safe. The form will not save student data, so if you are worried about your students not finishing on time, simply have them write their answers on scratch paper. They can then come back and quickly re-enter their answers and pick up where they left off. Some students with a firm grasp on the concepts covered in this escape room will be able to complete the puzzles very quickly (20-30 minutes), others will take longer.
  • Will students have to search the web to figure out the puzzles? NO! All of the information needed will be provided in the Google Form™. The math in this activity is all standards-based.
  • Can this be used for distance learning? Absolutely! There are tools in the PDF to help you successfully implement this in a virtual learning setting. Because some of the puzzles in this escape room are challenging, I would recommend setting up Google Meets™ or Zoom™ groups for students to collaborate on solutions.

Encourage collaboration and provide a unique enrichment or review activity with a holiday theme!

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3rd Grade Thanksgiving Escape Room-The Tricky Turkeys

Total Pages
Google Forms Escape Room + PDF printable version
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = __ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.


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