April Fools' Digital Breakout - April Fools' Folly! April Digital Escape Room

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You and your friends planned an April Fools' Day joke for your principal. As soon as the lunch bell rings, you grab the supplies from your locker and dash down the hall. You know you have exactly 40 minutes during lunch and recess to plan this prank and get back to class. Today, the principal is monitoring lunchtime too, so it is the perfect time to get into his office. Much to your surprise, your principal is already out of the office and he left his door wide open! Wow, things are falling right into place, or so you thought! As soon as you and your friends enter his office, the door slams shut behind you! It's locked! With wide eyes, you and your friends glance around the room and see a small box on the table with four locks.

Attached to the box is a note that reads:

"You thought you could pull an April Fools' Day joke in here? The joke’s on you now! You have until the end of our lunch break to figure out how to unlock this box. In it you will find the key to unlock the door and return to class. If you fail to succeed, you'll have lunchroom duty for the rest of the year! Good luck!"

It turns out your principal is The Ultimate Prankster after all!


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In this Digital Breakout, students will work in teams to find clues in our custom breakout website: April Fools' Folly!

You and the gang need to solve this mystery! This April Fools' Breakout has a series of riddles and puzzles to make your students work together and be surprised on how amazing math is! Anyone who knows Scooby-Doo will appreciate this themed breakout! This can be used as a fun April Fools' activity where the set-up has already been done for you! Students will work together using problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. Classroom team building will be key for each group's success.

This Digital Breakout Includes:

Digital Breakout Content Pages

Digital Breakout Background

Session Outline

Step by Step Directions

Teacher Record / Scoring Sheet

Student Work Sheet

Understanding the Locks

Custom Breakout Website: April Fools' Folly!

Answer Key

Clue and Reflection Cards


Common Core and ISTE Standards

Technology Required

-You will need to have access to electronic devices such as PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads, tablets, or phones.

-All devices will need to have access the internet.

-Access to Google sites (public). Or just use the site not logged in

-No Google accounts or Google Classroom required

-Can be used through Google Classroom if available



We suggest using these Emoji Bookmarks as prizes when students successfully complete the breakout! These Emoji Bookmarks are sure to put a smile on the faces of your students! :)


I've never done a breakout before, is this still for me?

Yes! We have included a seven-page breakdown of what makes a breakout and how to run it smoothly in your classroom especially for students who have never used them before. Once familiar, you will be able to just post the website and let them work!

What is a Breakout?

A breakout is an activity where participants work in teams to search for clues to solve puzzles and try to “breakout” of a room or break into” a room or locked container within a specific time frame.

What is a Digital Breakout?

A digital breakout has its origins from both the popular escape rooms and the hunt-and-find games. However, instead of physically unlocking a box or door, participants will enter codes varying in letters and numbers into a lock (a.k.a. Google Form) which will then only unlock when all correct codes are entered into it.

Customer feedback also mentioned the benefit of using a Digital Breakout: "I had gotten some paper escape rooms before and while my kids loved them it was a lot of prep. I loved how easy this was! My kids also loved it and got so excited each time they got one correct. Looking forward to purchasing more of these!"

What are the Benefits to Doing a Breakout in My Classroom?


• Teamwork and Collaboration

• Communication

• Resourcefulness

• Critical Thinking Skills

• Motivation and Engagement


• Extending a lesson or concept

• Reviewing for a test

• Search and research practice

• Reinforcing concepts

• Building critical thinking skills

• A class game or activity

• Reinforcing teamwork and communication skills

• April Fools' Activity

• Brain Teasing Math Problems!

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"I loved how thorough the directions and explanations were for using this. No questions after I read through it. The hint cards and recording sheets are a great addition to this breakout idea. Thanks!"

"This was my first time trying a digital breakout with my 5th grade library classes. They loved it, and caught on quickly! Thank you! "

"My students had an absolute blast doing this digital breakout. Instructions for both teachers and students were straightforward, well-organized, and clear. Hint cards were a great added touched and offered just enough to help get students to think towards the solution. Such a great product!"

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"Awesome resource!"

"My 4th graders LOVED this activity!! Really great for team building!!"

"My 8th graders loved this activity! I had students who never participate in class working on this. They loved how hard it was for them since they had never done any sort of escape or breakout project before."

"This resource is so much fun. It is detailed and thorough, and I think that the kids will really enjoy using it. It is definitely going to require some critical thinking!"

"Cannot wait to Escape with my kiddos next week. Thanks"

“A fun group activity!”


"I started this project a little late, but students were so engaged that they will finish it after the break."

"Great activity--easy for some, hard for others!"




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